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NOAA Fisheries Releases National Seafood Strategy

The strategy highlights the vital services we provide to support the seafood sector and outlines ways we can enhance its resilience in the face of climate change and other stressors.
seafood display case Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries

Scientists Identify More Efficient Means to Determine the Age of Fish Using AI and Near-Infrared Technology

New approach replaces manual methods that have been used for more than a century worldwide.
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Left: scientific images showing how to determine age of an otolith, Right: shows scientific tools for a newer method of determining age

Celebrating Seaweed by the Seashore

Seaweed farmers and businesses, academics, state and federal agencies, non-profits, and community leaders gathered to celebrate the growing domestic seaweed industry.
May 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two people on a boat look out at farmed seaweed being pulled out of the water on a nearby boat.

NOAA Announces Projects Recommended for Saltonstall-Kennedy 2023 Funding

Agency announces more than $11 million in grant funding for the promotion, development, and marketing of U.S. fisheries.
Blue, green, and red fishing boats docked in a bay.

Help NOAA Fisheries Understand How Fishermen Market Their Catch

We are asking commercial seafood harvesters to participate in a survey on national seafood marketing practices.
May 08, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Customers point to whole fish on ice while fishmongers hold up a tuna and a mahi at an outdoor seafood market. Seafood stall at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego. Photo credit: Ron Batcher

NOAA Leadership Insights on U.S. Seafood

The seafood industry is impacted by global forces such as climate change, international trade relations, and growing competition for ocean use—forces which also shape NOAA's priorities.
May 05, 2023 - Podcast ,
NOAA Administrator, Dr. Richard Spinrad and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Janet Coit, with representatives from the Intertribal Agriculture Council at Seafood Expo North America 2023 in Boston NOAA Administrator, Dr. Richard Spinrad, and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Janet Coit, with representatives from the Intertribal Agriculture Council at Seafood Expo North America 2023 in Boston. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Al Roker Showcases Aquaculture as a Climate Solution

Al Roker and his team visited aquaculture efforts in California and Connecticut to learn firsthand how aquaculture can support working waterfronts, local businesses, and the coastal economy, all of which are threatened by climate change.
April 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Al Roker with Danielle Blacklock, Director of NOAA's Office of Aquaculture Al Roker with Danielle Blacklock, Director of NOAA's Office of Aquaculture. Credit: NOAA.