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2018 Northeast Fall Bottom Trawl Survey Completed

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s 2018 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow has been completed. The survey began on September 4 as scheduled and ended on November 13, finishing 83 percent of planned stations.
December 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
lobster regrowing an arm.

How Many Male Sea Turtles is Enough?

A recent study reveals insights into the mating strategies of male hawksbill turtles and the future population outlook of these endangered sea turtles.
October 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two hawksbills interacting

New England's Groundfish in a Changing Climate

Learn more about 10 new projects focused on climate and New England groundfish.
September 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fishing vessel

Estimating the Number of Endangered False Killer Whales in the Main Hawaiian Islands

A new study highlights our collaboration with nonprofit and citizen scientists to estimate the size of this endangered population.
September 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Field Biologists Return from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Biologists have been conducting research on Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles from field camps on these remote islands since April.
August 28, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Field camp at Lisianski Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Fishing for Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico

Our scientists spend months at sea every year, conducting various scientific surveys to collect vital data on many different marine species.   One such survey is the Bottom Longline Survey conducted by the Southeast Fisheries Science Center and
July 17, 2018 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries chief scientist William “Trey” Driggers and a sandbar shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Saildrones Join NOAA’s West Coast Fleet for Experimental Fisheries Surveys

NOAA Fisheries’ two West Coast Science laboratories are joining forces with the Alameda, Calif., company Saildrone Inc. to test the first use of autonomous, wind and solar-powered vehicles to gather essential data on West Coast fish populations, including
June 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Saildrone off the coast of California. Courtesy Saildrone Inc.

Updated Stock Assessment Improvement Plan Builds on Past Success

NOAA Fisheries released its new Stock Assessment Improvement Plan in 2018 to provide strategic guidance for its stock assessment enterprise. The plan is designed to complement other strategic guidance efforts to accomplish NOAA Fisheries’ mission of
June 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Status of Stocks 2017

Overfished list drops to new all-time low.
May 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Crab and lobster pots and commercial vessel at dockside.

Science and Stewardship in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Biologists prepare for field season to assess Hawaiian monk seal and sea turtle populations.
April 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles rest on an atoll in French Frigate Shoals.