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NOAA Fisheries To Phase Out Salmon Production At Little Port Walter Research Station

While steps will be taken in the next few weeks to begin winding down operations, fish returns are expected for several years after production ends.
June 25, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of the Little Port Walter Marine Research Station, with a rainbow and mountains in the background, viewed from the water.

Engaging Anglers to Improve Catch and Release Practices and Restore Reef Fish in the Gulf

NOAA, the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, and university and private sector partners are working with the recreational fishing community to better understand catch and release tools and support fish restoration projects.
June 11, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A fish under the surface next to a boat, with a fish descender device connected to its mouth to help guide it down. Fish released with descending devices can swim back down to their habitats and avoid injury or predation. Credit: Adrian Gray

Fishing Memories: Meet Mike Pentony, Regional Administrator, Greater Atlantic Region

In honor of National Fishing and Boating Week, Mike Pentony, Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, shares his fondness for recreational fishing.
June 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A young boy gives a fishing rod to an older man across a table. Mike Pentony as a child. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Mike Pentony

National Fishing and Boating Week 2021

Saltwater recreational fishing is one of our nation's treasured pastimes.
June 07, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Man and child fishing off boat Man and child fishing on boat. Credit: J. Watson/NOAA Fisheries

Climate Change: NOAA Fisheries Supports Coastal Communities

Climate change is affecting our communities, businesses, and natural resources—including our fisheries and coastal habitats. 
June 07, 2021 - Feature Story ,
750x500-shoreline-fishing-hi-NOAA-PIRO.jpg Fishermen shoreline fishing on the coast of Lanikai beach, Hawaiʻi during sunset. Photo courtesy of RJ Fagaragan.

National Fish Habitat Partnership Projects to Enhance Recreational Fishing and Restore Habitat

Nearly $250,000 will support habitat restoration and angler engagement projects in Louisiana, Maryland, Washington, and Alaska.
Salt Marsh and Coastal Rocky Island, Malaga Island, Maine

Using Science to Support the Chesapeake Bay’s Rockfish Population

The population of striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay has declined. NOAA and our partners are using science to learn why—and to help these fish rebound.
April 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
stripedbasssurvey.jpg A volunteer moves a fish during an annual striped bass survey. Photo by Chesapeake Bay Program.