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Dead Seabirds Do Tell Tales: How Fishery Observers Help Provide Data for Seabird Management

NOAA’s National Seabird Program works with the nonprofit organization Oikonos to conduct seabird necropsies.
March 25, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Publishes U.S. National Bycatch Report

NOAA Fisheries has published the U.S. National Bycatch Report First Edition Update 3, which provides information on overall bycatch trends for major U.S. fisheries for 2014 and 2015.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Observer Program

Third Year of NOAA's Tuna and Swordfish Restoration Project in the Gulf of Mexico Begins

Effort aims to restore oceanic, highly migratory fish from impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by partnering with fishermen on a voluntary six month break from pelagic longline fishing. Participants also have options to use alternative gear that
February 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman on the F/V Queensland throws a line overboard to retrieve buoy gear.

2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Awards

More than $2.3 million will go to partners to support innovative bycatch reduction research projects.
August 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,
first ever loggerhead turtle tagged

Meet National Electronic Technologies Coordinator Brett Alger

We are working with fishermen, the regional fishery management councils, and other partners to integrate technology into data collections and observations to improve the timeliness, quality, cost effectiveness, and accessibility of fishery-dependent data.
July 16, 2018 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries National Electronic Technologies Coordinator Brett Alger.

New Oceanographic Insight Pinpoints Marine ‘Hotspots of Risk’

Real-time tracking of eddies and currents could help fishermen avoid protected species
June 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Steller sea lions. Photo Credit: Steve Woods.

New Tool Helps Fisheries Avoid Protected Species In Near Real Time

Learn more about EcoCast—a dynamic ocean management tool that aims to minimize fisheries bycatch and maximize fisheries target catch in near real time.
May 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Swordfish. Credit: Shutterstock/Joe Flynn.

NOAA and Partners Are Helping Restore Tuna and Swordfish in the Gulf after Deepwater Horizon

Small group of pelagic longline fishing vessel owners will take a six-month voluntary repose, can continue to fish with alternative gear, improving populations and supporting supply chains.
January 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Implementing Electronic Monitoring in Alaska Fisheries

Camera view of skate bycatch on halibut fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA. Electronic monitoring involves the use of cameras or other electronic systems on fishing vessels to collect catch data and ensure that vessels comply with current regulations.
November 10, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Camera view of skate bycatch on halibut fishing vessel.

2017 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Awards

NOAA Fisheries has awarded more than $2.3 million to partners around the country to support innovative bycatch reduction research projects through its Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Bycatch of various species--fish, marine mammals, or turtles--can
August 29, 2017 - Feature Story ,