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NOAA Fisheries Releases 2022 Status of Stocks

The report highlights successful management of U.S. fisheries, including the important role commercial and recreational fisheries play in our economy.
Photo of an east coast fishing port. East coast fishing port. Credit: iStock

NOAA Enlists Hawaiʻi Fishermen for Mahimahi Diet Study

New program will collaborate with fishermen to help reveal what these open-ocean predators are eating. Fishermen can receive financial rewards for participating in the program.
September 20, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of a mahimahi head. Mahimahi are fun to catch and quite acrobatic. Plus, they are great to eat! Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Invites Comments to Update Recreational Fisheries Policy

Comments will be accepted through December 31, 2022, in the online portal as well as during webinars and in-person meetings.
Fishermen catching white marlin off boat White marlin. Photo courtesy of Mike Winn.

Must-Read Pacific Islands Stories of 2021

Highlighting successful stories this past year that showcase our ongoing commitment to the science and stewardship of the marine environment in the Pacific Islands.
January 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Adult monk seal and newborn pup on a public beach. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 and her pup rest in Waikīkī. Credit: Hawaii Marine Animal Response.

COVID-19 Impacts on U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Show Broad Declines in 2020

NOAA Fisheries has released a report that analyzes the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. seafood industry and for-hire fishing sector for 2020.
View of Wrnagell Harbor

Seafood Stories: Celebrate Seafood Month in the Pacific Islands Region

Educators, community partners, and NOAA Fisheries come together for an interactive webinar series during Seafood Month 2020. Join the conversation about sustainable seafood and share your seafood stories throughout the month in a crowdsourced StoryMap.
October 06, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Cut ahi (tuna) into cubes in a bowl. Fresh 'ahi poke.

No Free Meals for Hawaiian Monk Seals

Spearfishers can protect their catch and endangered Hawaiian monk seals by never feeding a seal.
July 30, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Regional Snapshots

NOAA Fisheries releases quick-reference fact sheets about recreational fishing across the country.

National Fishing and Boating Week 2020

Join us for National Fishing and Boating Week as we celebrate one of our nation's most cherished pastimes: saltwater recreational fishing.

Agency Approach to Saltwater Recreational Fishing Has Changed, Progressed through Partnership

Read a new leadership message from Russ Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries, in honor of National Fishing and Boating Week.
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