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Overfished Declaration for Quillback Rockfish off California Likely to Limit Fishing

A more complete assessment reveals stock has fallen below healthy levels.
December 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Quillback rockfish lying sideways on a rock Quillback rockfish. Credit: CDFW

NOAA’s Fisheries’ Office of Recreational Fisheries: 2023 In Review

Highlights of recreational fisheries efforts in 2023.
December 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
anglers on fishing boat surrounded by snow-capped mountains

International Collaboration Improves Understanding of Tuna Populations

Researchers found that Atlantic bluefin tuna from the three known spawning grounds are more genetically interconnected than previously thought.
December 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Closeup of Bluefin Tuna

Citizen Science Spotlight: In it for the Long Haul

Longtime citizen scientists share why they first got involved with NOAA Fisheries programs and why they’ve continued volunteering over months, years, and even decades.
November 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photos of three people appear side by side - a woman holding a bright red-orange fish, a man with glasses, and a man on a boat. The header of the photo reads "Citizen Science Spotlight." Photos courtesy of Marcy Dorflinger (left), Steve Leong (center), and Mark Sampson (right).

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Disaster Determinations for California Salmon Fisheries

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred in two California ocean and inland salmon fisheries.
November 21, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. A chinook salmon jumps out of the Sacramento River in California. Credit: iStock

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comment on Proposed Federal Management of Salmon Fishing in Cook Inlet

Amendment 16 to the Salmon Fishery Management Plan would implement federal management in Cook Inlet Exclusive Economic Zone for first time in history.
October 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Several salmon swimming near the rocks Sockeye salmon. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Louisiana Living Shoreline to Protect Levees, Restore Wetlands, and Reconnect People to the Coast

With $4.5 million dollars in funding from NOAA under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, Jefferson Parish is building the first living shoreline to protect a federal levee system.
September 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Construction of the Bucktown Living Shoreline (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol) Construction of the Bucktown Living Shoreline (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Top 10 Activities for Saltwater Anglers This National Fishing and Boating Week

Here are some activities that can help everyone have a great National Fishing and Boating Week in 2023!
June 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
An adult and adolescent aboard a vessel giving each other a high five Celebrating a nice fish! Credit: National Park Trust.