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Reopening Cape Fear River to Migration Benefits Both Fish and People

NOAA and partners’ work to restore North Carolina’s Cape Fear River will provide cleaner water and healthier habitat for migratory fish, while in turn supporting local communities and businesses.
May 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Four fishing boats float on the river with a red fire department boat behind them and a bridge in the background

Extension of the Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey

Great news! We have extended the Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey through June 2019.
May 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Underwater sculpture of a man sitting at a desk. Photo © Jason deCaires Taylor.

The Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project

The Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling project (ACLIM) is an interdisciplinary collaboration to project and evaluate climate impacts on marine fisheries in the Bering Sea, Alaska. It connects research on global climate and socioeconomic projections to
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The Charter Effect: Economic Contributions of a Hawaiʻi Fishery

The contributions of charter fishing in Hawaiʻi go beyond just the fishing industry. Our researchers found that the effects extend all the way to the U.S. mainland.
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Charter fishing boats moored at Honokohau harbor

Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey

Help us help the coral reefs by filling out this short survey!
February 06, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A school of manini and whitebar surgeonfish swimming through a coral reef. (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Ayotte)

Fisheries of the United States, 2017

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation. The 2017 report provides landings totals for both domestic recreational and commercial fisheries by

Tracking Changes on Fishery Economic Performance

– Continuous Economic Data Collection Programs for the Hawaii and American Samoa Longline Fisheries 2005–2016
August 29, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

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

Hawai‘i Pelagic Fishing Tournament Survey Underway

Have you ever wondered how fishing tournaments contribute to the local economy in Hawai‘i? Probably not, but now that the idea is out there, you’re probably curious, right? Information about tournament fishing can help answer questions about
May 16, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Fishing boat on the water

Guidance for Conducting Economic and Social Analyses of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Sustainable Fisheries provides guidance to the regional fishery management councils and NOAA Fisheries regional and program offices for conducting social and economic analyses of regulatory actions.