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What’s Behind Chinook and Chum Salmon Declines in Alaska?

NOAA science provides insights on poor salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in 2020 and 2021.
August 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon.

Building the Next Generation of U.S. Commercial Fishermen

New NOAA Fisheries research identifies the challenges young fishermen face and recommends equipping them for success using tools that have helped beginning farmers.
August 18, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo of 4 small fishing boats lined up on dry land in the sun. 3 boats are gray with rust; the second from the left is red. Fishing boats in Dillingham, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Provides Funding Opportunity to Enhance Climate Science

The Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program is now accepting proposals for research projects to increase understanding and promote resilience and adaptation of U.S. marine fisheries.
August 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
School of bicolor anthias in coral reef

Oregon Habitat Restoration Project Supports Millions of Dollars in Community and Economic Benefits

The Southern Flow Corridor project restored habitat for salmon while also supporting jobs, property values, and nearly $15 million in economic output.
December 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Landscape view of wetlands and a shoreline The Southern Flow Corridor project site. Credit: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership.

COVID-19 Impacts on U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Show Broad Declines in 2020

NOAA Fisheries has released a report that analyzes the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. seafood industry and for-hire fishing sector for 2020.
View of Wrnagell Harbor

Report Highlights Economic and Climate Benefits of America’s Estuaries

Estuaries help support the nation’s economy and climate resilience through benefits like jobs, flood protection, and coastal blue carbon storage.
November 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Mangroves along an estuary Mangroves near Tampa Bay, Florida. Credit: Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

Primary Production Limits Fisheries Economic Performance

NOAA study illustrates the need to account for primary production’s limitation on fisheries economic performance when managing fisheries.
June 25, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Microscopic view of a marine phytoplankton species (Chaetoceros sp.) Microscopic view of a marine phytoplankton species (Chaetoceros sp.). Numerous species of phytoplankton make up most primary production. Image from the NOAA Photo Library.

Surveys Will Collect Data Crucial for Managing Alaska Fisheries and Monitoring Alaska Marine Ecosystems

NOAA Fisheries kicks off summer and fall surveys.
May 27, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Bering sea with seabirds on the surface and a rainbow on the horizon.