A new report from NOAA Fisheries identifies challenges and recommendations to better detect, understand, assess, and manage shifting distributions and changing productivity of marine species with changing climate and ocean conditions.
In the northeast, new stock assessments of summer flounder and striped bass are ready for use by fishery managers in the region. Both are “benchmarks,” which are the most complex and thorough form of assessment.
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.
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
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