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Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey

Help us help the coral reefs by filling out this short survey!
February 06, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A school of manini and whitebar surgeonfish swimming through a coral reef. (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Ayotte)

New Reports Highlight Landings, Value and Economic Impact of U.S. Fishing

NOAA Fisheries released two reports showing the number of landings and value of U.S. fisheries, as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing.
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boats in Point Judith, Rhode Island

Construction Completed on Oregon Working Landscape Project Benefiting Farmers, Fish

Unique partnership of federal, state, tribal and local agencies, the agriculture industry, and environmental community worked together on a mutually beneficial habitat restoration project supporting salmon recovery.
September 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of construction of new habitat channels at Winter Lake. Credit BCI Contracting, Inc.

10 years of Work on Patapsco River Culminates in Bloede Dam Removal Kickoff

NOAA, American Rivers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and others celebrated the beginning of the most significant dam removal on the Patapsco River, which will soon be open for the first time in a century.
September 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Partners and members of the media watch preparation of Bloede Dam for removal..JPG

National Survey Shows Ocean and Coastal Recreation is Big Business

Pacific, Mid-Atlantic Regions Had Largest Participation
September 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
people kayaking off Cape Cod

Working Together to Understand Social and Ecological Connections in West Hawai‘i

The Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by a complex and dynamic marine ecosystem—home to creatures like corals, reef fish, manta rays, and turtles. An environmental backbone to the economy and well-being of its communities, the marine environment and
June 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Limpets, or ‘opihi, a local delicacy along the coast.

Fighting for Coral: Force Blue Coral Response Highlights NOAA Vet Training Programs

A partnership between NOAA, FEMA, nonprofits and a local enterprise is one of many engaging military veterans and restoring important ecosystems—this time helping revive coral reefs in the Caribbean.
March 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Force Blue diver at Mosquito Reef, Vieques works to collect a coral head broken off its base, for reattachment.

Bottomfish Still On Top

A new Hawaii deep 7 bottomfish stock assessment.
February 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Image of opakapaka as seen by the Modular Optical Underwater Survey System (MOUSS) during the 2016 bottomfish survey

Fisheries of the United States, 2016

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2016 report provides landings totals for both domestic recreational and commercial fisheries by
October 30, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Image of commercial fishing vessels

Community Snapshots Tool Provides Insights on Hawaiʻi Fishing Communities

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has launched an online Community Snapshots Tool that describes 42 communities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Each snapshot is interactive and provides time series information on levels of fishing
August 21, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boat docked at Hilo Harbor, Hawaii