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Dam Removals Boost Atlantic Salmon Populations in Maine

Habitat restoration efforts on the Penobscot River in Maine will help Atlantic salmon population recover and support ancestral traditions of the Penobscot Nation.
May 23, 2024 - Podcast ,
A fish leaping above fast-moving water Atlantic salmon. Credit: National Park Service.

Studying Sound in the Ocean to Prepare for Offshore Wind Development

NOAA Fisheries scientists talk about passive acoustic monitoring and where it fits into the country's renewable energy strategy.
May 09, 2024 - Podcast ,
Overcast day with mostly gray and silver tones. In the background at left, a line of 8 offshore windmills tower over the horizon. In the foreground, a small boat open-decked boat with a flat roof is silhouetted against a shining sea A small fishing vessel near wind turbines. Credit: Bob Brewer on Unsplash

What Happened to All the Alaska Snow Crabs?

A few years ago, snow crab populations in Alaska collapsed. Hear how NOAA biologists solved the mystery of what happened to them.
April 25, 2024 - Podcast ,
Photo of a pair of Bering Sea snow crabs on a lab table. Bering Sea snow crab support a valuable commercial fishery. Photo: NOAA Fisheries.

Celebrating Earth Day 2024: Accelerating Our Response to Rapidly Changing Oceans

Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, discusses how NOAA Fisheries is accelerating our response to climate impacts on marine resources thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.
April 22, 2024 - Leadership Message ,
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Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries

To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change.
April 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic with image of Earth in the center and corals, seals, and fish with the rise of temperatures to illustrate climate change

Assessing Methods to Provide Early Warning of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Events

NOAA Fisheries is working with partners to find the most accurate and effective methods to predict harmful algal blooms in Southeast Alaska.
April 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Microscope image of algae Alexandrium catenella is the main species of algae that produces paralytic shellfish toxin in Southeast Alaska. Credit: University of Alaska Fairbanks/Courtney Hart.

Influence of Climate on Young Salmon Provides Clues to Future of World’s Largest Sockeye Run

New insight on how climate drives salmon survival provides key information for sustainable management and resilient fishing communities.
April 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.

Developing Alternative Fisheries Management Scenarios to Respond to Climate Change

Scientists collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate scenarios that predict changes in the distribution and abundance of commercially important fish and shellfish due to climate change.
April 05, 2024 - Feature Story ,
On a hill looking out to two bodies of water and snowy mountains in the distance Port of Dutch Harbor and the village of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain on the edge of the southeastern Bering Sea. Dutch Harbor the largest fishing port by volume in the U.S. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman.

Spring News Roundup

A roundup of recent headlines from around the agency—hear about new Hawaiian monk seal pups, environmental DNA, new fish species, killer whale diversity, and more.
March 29, 2024 - Podcast ,
A black and white Southern Resident killer whale leaping out of the water. The fin of another whale is visible and a boat and mountains are in the background. A Southern Resident killer whale leaps out of the water. Credit: Candace Emmons