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Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries

To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change.
April 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic with image of Earth in the center and corals, seals, and fish with the rise of temperatures to illustrate climate change

New Study Sheds Light on Alaska’s Largest, Most Mysterious Shark

Researchers created a “one-stop shop” for information critical to conserving the highly vulnerable Pacific sleeper shark.
April 15, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of a large black sleeper shark hovering over the sandy and rocky deep seafloor Pacific sleeper shark photographed at 3,125 feet depth by the remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Influence of Climate on Young Salmon Provides Clues to Future of World’s Largest Sockeye Run

New insight on how climate drives salmon survival provides key information for sustainable management and resilient fishing communities.
April 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.

Developing Alternative Fisheries Management Scenarios to Respond to Climate Change

Scientists collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate scenarios that predict changes in the distribution and abundance of commercially important fish and shellfish due to climate change.
April 05, 2024 - Feature Story ,
On a hill looking out to two bodies of water and snowy mountains in the distance Port of Dutch Harbor and the village of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain on the edge of the southeastern Bering Sea. Dutch Harbor the largest fishing port by volume in the U.S. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman.

Pioneering Project to Restore Bull Kelp Forests in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California

With a new $4.9 million grant through NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, Greater Farallones Association is restoring imperiled bull kelp forests in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California using innovative techniques.
March 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Bull kelp forest off the coast of California (Photo: Chad King/MBNMS/NOAA) Bull kelp forest off the coast of California (Photo: Chad King/MBNMS/NOAA)

Enhancing Wild Red King Crab Populations Through Hatchery-Rearing Programs

Scientists examine effects of release timing and size at release on survival of hatchery-reared red king crab.
March 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Tiny red crab with spikes Underwater photograph of a juvenile red king crab. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Chris Long

Why You Should Try Monkfish

Eat more monkfish! A nonprofit agency in New York works to increase demand and consumption of monkfish in the Northeast.
February 29, 2024 - Podcast ,
Calvin Alexander in yellow and orange gear holding large monkfish. Study Fleet scientist Calvin Alexander holding a monkfish.

Cracking the Code: Scientists Use DNA to Examine Differences between Hatchery and Wild Chinook Salmon in Southeast Alaska

Hatchery-reared salmon show genetic differences from wild populations in only a few generations, but those differences vary among hatcheries.
February 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Large school of fish swimming in greenish water

Resolve to Meet (and Eat) New Seafood

This year, explore overlooked sustainable seafood options to discover a world of flavors.
January 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Potato crusted halibut

New Funding Reinvigorates Efforts to Recover Upper Willamette River Chinook Salmon and Steelhead

With $27 million in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA is supporting four major projects to bring threatened salmon and trout species back to Oregon’s Willamette River watershed.
January 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Chinook Salmon (Photo: NOAA) Chinook Salmon (Photo: NOAA)