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Hooking You Up with Important Tips for a Great Day on the Water

A little research can reap big rewards when selecting a for-hire charter.
March 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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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

NOAA Recreational Fisheries Year In Review

Check out NOAA Fisheries recreational fishing highlights from 2021.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Recreational fisherman with Atlantic Sailfish Recreational fisherman with Atlantic Sailfish. Credit: Austin Porter.

Recreational Fishing: A Favorite American Pastime

National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 25. Learn how you can participate in recreational fishing in your state or region.
September 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Diver in water with amberjack. Recreational fisherman with amberjack. Credit: Thomas Talbot.

Return ‘Em Right: Angling for Better Catch and Release in Gulf Reef Fisheries

Gulf of Mexico reef fish anglers and charter boat captains: Improve your skills, earn gear, and support a healthy Gulf through “Return ‘Em Right.” This Gulf-wide effort is giving you the tools to ensure the fish we release live to fight another day.
September 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Three anglers on a boat with a fishing rod that's bending and looks to have a fish on. Return 'Em Right will give anglers the tools and skills to successfully release reef fish so they live to help improve the overall health of reef fish fisheries. Credit: Return 'Em Right

John “Jack” Casey: Internationally Recognized Shark Researcher, Mentor, and Narragansett Lab Co-Founder

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people who helped build the foundation of fisheries and marine science. Meet Jack Casey, a pioneer in shark research.
August 23, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A scientist on the deck of a research ship at sea on a sunny day. He is holding a long pole with a sharp point at the end, used to insert tags into a shark’s fin.

NOAA’s Favorite Catch Photo Contest 2021: Share Your Best Shot!

Send us your best saltwater recreational fishing photo to enter for a chance to win a weekend fishing trip in the Florida Keys!
August 16, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Man flyfishing for lingcod off of Humboldt Bay Jetty, California Fly fishing for lingcod off of Humboldt Bay Jetty California. Credit: Nicholas Easterbrook/NOAA Fisheries

Multi-Year Effort To Observe Seafloor Habitats And Learn More About Deep-sea Corals And Sponges In Alaska

The four-year Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Initiative is part of an effort to improve our understanding of deep-sea coral communities and aid resource managers in developing and evaluating management options for these valuable habitats.
August 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of orange and white striped rockfish and sea urchins congregating around a large red tree coral on the seafloor. Rockfish and sea urchins congregate around a large red tree coral (Primnoa pacifica) in the Gulf of Alaska. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries.