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Advancing Transparency in Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

Trends in compliance over 21 years provide insight to help build greater collaboration in support of sustainable fisheries.
November 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Image of a man in a sweater and a man in uniform shaking hands on a dock surrounded by boats A NOAA Enforcement officer meets with a fisherman. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Research Confirms Link Between Snow Crab Decline and Marine Heatwave

Using a combination of survey data and laboratory studies, NOAA Fisheries scientists identified starvation as the most likely cause of mass mortality event during the eastern Bering Sea marine heatwave.
October 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a pair of Bering Sea snow crabs on a lab table.

Climate Readiness: the Future of U.S. Fisheries

Supporting healthy, sustainable seafood and a robust seafood industry is a major priority for NOAA Fisheries. Hear from NOAA Fisheries leadership and members of the seafood community about climate readiness and plans for responding to a changing climate.
October 19, 2023 - Podcast ,
Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Snow Crab May Be Resilient to Ocean Acidification

New findings provide valuable information for sustainable management of an economically important Alaska shellfish now and into the future.
October 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a male snow crab embracing a mature female prior to mating. A male snow crab embracing a mature female prior to mating. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Chris Long.

A Major Rebuilding Milestone: 50th Fish Stock Rebuilt

Snohomish coho salmon was declared overfished in 2018 and has now been rebuilt to a sustainable level, making it the 50th rebuilt fish stock under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
October 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Coho salmon leaping out of the water. Two coho salmon leap from the water.

National Seafood Month 2023: Celebrating Past Successes, Preparing for Future Challenges

NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit reflects on the importance of supporting a resilient seafood sector in the United States.
October 02, 2023 - Leadership Message ,
A seafood spread of oysters, tuna, and ceviche tacos Plates of tuna crudo, halibut ceviche tacos, and eastern oysters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brianna Shaughnessy.

Collaborative Rockfish Survey Yields Promising Results

A government-industry survey is helping fill in the gaps on rockfish distribution and abundance in areas where standard government research gear can’t sample.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
fishing boat with mountain in background and purple loosestrife in foreground Fishing vessel, Araho, leaving port in Alaska to begin collaborative industry-government survey in Alaska. Credit: Rory Morgan

Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change?

Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Marina full of boats with a mountain in the background View of marina in Petersburg, Alaska. Credit: Marysia Szymkowiak/NOAA Fisheries