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  • Salmon Restoration: Big Data from a Small Device

    May 16: One of the biggest tools in salmon restoration is about the size of a grain of rice. Read More . . .

  • Gray Whale Calves Born in Big Numbers

    Jul 17: NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production. Read More . . .

  • Climate Data Reflects Trends of a Warming Planet

    Jul 17: According to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet. Read More . . .

  • Invasive Species and Salmon

    Jul 21: The Pacific Northwest is a vast area home to 119 plant and animal species that are federally listed as threatened or endangered, including populations of Pacific salmon. Read More . . .

  • Asian Tiger Shrimp Invasion

    Jul 21: Scientists are exploring how Asian tiger shrimp came to the US and what effect they might have on native ecosystems. Read More . . .

  • Healthy Habitat: Key to U.S. Seafood and Fisheries

    Jul 15: Watch this short video to learn more about the important role healthy habitat serves as the foundation of America’s seafood and fisheries and what NOAA is doing to conserve habitat to rebuild fisheries.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 14: Blue and flathead catfish have increased dramatically since their introduction. These fierce predators are contributing to changes in the Chesapeake Bay food web to the detriment of native fishes.

  • Mark Twinam Fishes for Sharks Off Florida Coast

    Jan 15: Mark Twinam fishes for large coastal sharks like hammerhead, lemon, and bull sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Twinam is one of several fishermen helping NOAA research sharks in exchange for landing and selling a small quota of sandbar sharks.  

  • Bob Dooley Fishes for Whiting off the West Coast

    Dec 3: Bob Dooley fishes for Bering Sea pollock, Pacific cod, West Coast whiting, and dungeness crabs. In this photo, a fisherman hauls pollock onto the Pacific Prince, one of Dooley's vessels.

  • Meet a Fourth Generation Fisherman from Maine

    Nov 7: Meet Terry Alexander, a fourth generation fisherman from Harpswell, Maine, who is collaborating with other fishermen, scientists, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to help revive redfish fishing.

  • Captain Brings Fishermen to Striped Bass and More

    July 31: Capt. Kalil Boghdan of Hamilton, Massachusetts, brings small groups of anglers on his shallow-draft outboard vessel to fish for striped bass and bluefish off the North Shore of Massachusetts.

  • Fishermen Sell Local Catch at Farmers Markets

    May 7: Meet Ann and Capt. Richard Cook of Charleston, Rhode Island, who sell locally caught, fresh seafood at farmers markets, restaurants, and through their community supported fishery program.

  • Fisherman Rebuilds Business after Gulf Oil Spill

    April 9: Ryan Lambert runs Cajun Fishing Adventures, a recreational fishing and hunting business in Louisiana. Learn how his business changed after the Gulf oil spill.

  • Fishermen's Wives Share Life Stories

    Mar 26: “One thing I’ve given them is to teach them how to run a boat,” says Shareen Davis about her daughters. This March, as we celebrate National Women’s History Month, listen to fishermen's wives recount pivotal stories from their lives.

  • Meet Phil Harris, Black Cod Fisherman

    Mar 9: This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Phil Harris in Southern California Bight. Take a look at how this commercial fisherman delivers fresh sustainable fish to the public.

  • Restaurant Owner Dishes on Sustainability

    Mar 9: Meet Laura Anderson, owner of Local Ocean Seafoods—a popular seafood restaurant on the waterfront in scenic Newport, Oregon—who shares her strong commitment to fresh, local seafood with her community and beyond.

  • Meet Bill Dewey, Shellfish Farmer

    Dec 8: This month, as part of NOAA’s Voices from the Waterfront series, we feature Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington.Take a look at the unique role aquaculture plays in the local culture and economy.

  • Climate Data Reflects Trends of a Warming Planet

    Jul 17: According to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet.

  • How to get DNA from a Dolphin

    Jul 9: A scientist at the NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Lab studies dolphins by analyzing their DNA. But first, she has to get their DNA.

  • Changes in Forage Fish Affect Atlantic Cod

    Jun 26: A new study shows that changes in forage fish abundance alter Atlantic cod distribution and affect success of the fishery.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 14: Blue and flathead catfish have increased dramatically since their introduction. These fierce predators are contributing to changes in the Chesapeake Bay food web to the detriment of native fishes.

  • Today's Fresh Catch—Invasive Snakehead

    Jul 7: Learn more about one aquatic invasive species—northern snakehead—and how two fishermen are leading a grassroots movement to control the spread of this species.

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