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NOAA’s Fisheries’ Office of Recreational Fisheries: 2023 In Review

Highlights of recreational fisheries efforts in 2023.
December 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
anglers on fishing boat surrounded by snow-capped mountains

Unsettled Pacific Ocean Offers Surprises as Climate Change Alters Ecosystem

New Ecosystem Status Report cites shakeup of familiar ecological relationships.
March 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Big Sur coastline

West Coast Species on the Move as Climate Change Drives Ecological Shifts, Analysis Shows

New vulnerability assessment finds vulnerable species have complex habitat needs.
February 21, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Run of salmon

“An Era of Surprises”: Studying Climate Change and Salmon with Nate Mantua

NOAA Fisheries scientist Nate Mantua discusses why he started studying salmon as well as how climate change and anchovies are threatening salmon on the West Coast.
April 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Nate Mantua off the coast of Sonoma County on a charter boat that is part of the cooperative salmon sampling program. Nate Mantua off the coast of Sonoma County on the New Sea Angler, a charter boat based in Bodega Bay that is part of the cooperative salmon sampling program. Photo courtesy of Nate Mantua.

New Snapshot of California Current Shows a System of Extremes

Ecosystem provides good forage for many species according to the latest California Current Ecosystem Status Report.
March 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Big Sur coastline

Past Fishing and Development Makes California Salmon More Vulnerable To Climate Change

Restoration can help diversify salmon habitat and may stabilize fishing opportunities against climate shocks.
January 26, 2022 - Feature Story ,

Ocean’s Influence on Salmon Plays Out in Varied Returns to Different Rivers and Regions

Upcoming research expedition seeks to chart impact on different rivers and species.
January 20, 2022 - News ,
coho salmon

COVID-19 Impacts on U.S. Fishing and Seafood Industries Show Broad Declines in 2020

NOAA Fisheries has released a report that analyzes the impacts of COVID-19 on the U.S. seafood industry and for-hire fishing sector for 2020.
View of Wrnagell Harbor