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Sustainable Fisheries

U.S. fisheries are big business, providing jobs and recreation and keeping our coastal communities vibrant. In fact, the United States is a global leader in responsibly managed fisheries and sustainable seafood. Working closely with commercial,
October 22, 2018 - Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable Fisheries in Alaska

Alaska produces about 60 percent of seafood harvested domestically in the United States. That’s about 6 billion pounds annually, valued at nearly $2 billion. Alaska is also home to the nation’s largest fishery by volume: pollock.
Westward Seafoods in Unalaska, Alaska

The Best Laid Plans: Bigeye Quotas, Collective Action, and a Diverse Longline Fleet

Managing bigeye tuna in the Pacific is easy, right? Just estimate how many fish are out there swimming around at high speeds, calculate a sustainable amount to harvest, set a catch limit, and enforce it. Then the industry goes fishing, delivers to market
May 22, 2018 - Research ,
Hawai‘i longline vessels tied up to the docks at Pier 38 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Agency's Latest Status of Stocks Report Shows More Progress Rebuilding Fish Stocks

A message from Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries.
May 17, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bocaccio rockfish

Partnerships and Collaboration

Marine fisheries data collection, reporting, analysis, and management are inherently regional functions. Because each stakeholder and region has unique data needs and management challenges, there will never be a “one-size-fits-all” data approach. However,

Fisheries Information System Program

With increasing pressure on our oceans, there is a constant need for data that supports sound science and effective stewardship of our living marine resources. The Fisheries Information System program meets this need by working collaboratively with

Crossing Disciplines

Marine fisheries data collection, reporting, analysis and management are inherently regional functions. Each region, science center, Fisheries Information Network (FIN), council, commission and state—and each fishery they manage—has unique

Explore Top 5 Stories, Photos, and Videos of 2017

Discover our most popular stories, photos, and videos of the year.
December 11, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Survey diver record information on reef fish species

NOAA Fisheries Develops List of Foreign Fisheries to Help Evaluate Scope of Marine Mammal Bycatch

Taking steps to addressing marine mammal bycatch in commercial fishing operations.
November 14, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Humpback entanglement

Community Snapshots Tool Provides Insights on Hawaiʻi Fishing Communities

Learn about Hawaiʻi's different fishing communities with the Community Snapshots Tool!
August 21, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boat docked at Hilo Harbor, Hawaii