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Combining Fish and Benthic Communities into Multiple Regimes Reveals Complex Reef Dynamics

Fish and benthic data from a wide range of sources are combined to identify five Hawaiian coral reef regimes.
February 22, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Fin Whale 5-year Review

A 5-year review is a periodic analysis of a species’ status conducted to ensure that the listing classification of a species as threatened or endangered on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants is accurate.
February 20, 2019 - ESA 5-Year Review ,

2019 Hawaiʻi Longline Permit Holder Letter

NOAA Fisheries is closing the Southern Exclusion Zone to deep-set longline fishing effective February 22, 2019.
February 15, 2019 - Document ,

2018 Status of the Eastern Bering Sea Ecosystem Brief

The eastern Bering Sea was characterized by anomalously warm conditions in 2018. Over the northern shelf, an unprecedented near-complete lack of sea ice occurred; the southeastern shelf had no sea ice and no cold pool (footprint of winter sea ice
February 14, 2019 - Other Reports ,

U.S. National Bycatch Report, First Edition Update 3 Factsheet

National Bycatch Report Factsheet
February 14, 2019 - Document

2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment of Main Hawaiian Islands Kona Crab

A stock assessment of the main Hawaiian Islands Kona crab fishery was conducted and finalized in 2019 using data from 1957 through 2016.
February 14, 2019 - Technical Memo ,
Kona crab in fishing net.

Recovery Plan (2019) for the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)

The goal of this 2019 recovery plan is the removal of the Gulf of Maine DPS of Atlantic salmon from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants. A previous plan was released in 2005.
February 11, 2019 - Recovery Plan ,

2018 Assessment of the Walleye Pollock Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

The base model projection of female spawning biomass in 2019 is 345,352 t, which is 62.4% of unfished spawning biomass (based on average post-1977 recruitment) and above B40% (221,000 t), thereby placing GOA pollock in sub-tier “a” of Tier 3. New survey
January 31, 2019 - Agreements ,

Deep Sea Research and Technology Program 2018 Report to Congress

This biennial report to Congress summarizes the steps taken in 2016 and 2017 by NOAA to identify, monitor, and protect deep-sea coral areas, including the Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program’s research activities and results.
December 21, 2018 - Report to Congress ,
Thorny tinselfsh swimming above dense deep sea coral mounds at 500 meters depth on the West Florida Slope.

Biological Opinion on U.S. Navy Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing and NOAA Fisheries' Issuance of Incidental Take Regulations under the MMPA

Biological Opinion on U.S. Navy Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing and the National Marine Fisheries Service's Promulgation of Regulations Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the Navy to "Take" Marine Mammals Incidental to
December 20, 2018 - Biological Opinion ,