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Climate Change Efforts Forge Ahead Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

NOAA Fisheries prioritized Inflation Reduction Act funding to support America’s marine resources, coastal communities, and economies in preparing for climate change in 2023–2024.
February 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Rec anglers holding red snapper State, regional, and federal scientists are working closely to establish a coordinated, consistent approach in the use of state fisheries statistics, and improve the state and federal surveys in the region. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

A Game-Changing Effort for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

An update from our experts on the status of North Atlantic right whales, and our plans to use Inflation Reduction Act funds for right whale conservation.
February 15, 2024 - Podcast ,
Horton NARW with her calf North Atlantic right whale Horton and newborn calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #26919.

Climate Change Affects Different U.S. West Coast Fishing Fleets Unequally

A new study shows vessels that fish further north will likely experience more dramatic changes.
February 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Closeup of caught groundfish

Scientists Identify Ways to Account for Effects of Climate Change on Fish Stock Estimates

Thirty years of larval fish data prove essential for development of a new approach to enhance stock assessment accuracy.
February 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Top image is a larval pollock, bottom image is an adult pollock Larval and adult walleye pollock. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Targeted Climate Research Can Benefit Marine Resource Management in the Northeast United States

Enhanced warming of the United States northeast continental shelf leads to the development of targeted research methods. This research will help fisheries and protected species management make climate-informed decisions.
January 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Northeast fishing boats New England fisheries video shoot for NOAA and Ocean Media Center. Credit: Ryan Hawk

Warming in the Bering Sea Impacts Phytoplankton Bloom Type

Timing of spring phytoplankton blooms affects the food web.
December 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Satellite view of the Bering Sea during spring Bering Sea in bloom on May 15, 2002. Credit: NASA