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  • Scientists Tag First Loggerhead off US West Coast

    May 6: Data from the satellite tag should help scientists understand what habitats this endangered species uses and how to more effectively protect them. Read More . . .

  • Saving Seabirds: An Award-Winning Partnership

    May 18: NOAA Fisheries teamed up with Washington Sea Grant, Oregon State University and partners to find a way to keep albatross and other seabird species off the hooks of commercial fishing vessels in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish longline fishery. Read More . . .

  • DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    May 21: A tissue study finds that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to a high number of Gulf dolphin deaths. The study finds petroleum contaminants the likely source of lung and adrenal lesions causing deaths. Read More . . .

  • For Alaska Pollock Surveys, Things are Looking Up

    May 21: To help estimate fish populations, scientists experiment with seafloor-mounted sonar systems that monitor fish in the water column above. Read More . . .

  • Species in the Spotlight: Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

    May 26: Learn more about the Cook Inlet beluga whale, one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight. Read More . . .

  • Listening for Cod

    Listening for Cod

    Mar 19: Scientists and fishermen are working together to locate spawning aggregations of Atlantic cod. The goal is to allow fish and fishermen to each go about their business separately.

  • Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing

    Presidential Task Force on Combating IUU Fishing

    Mar 15: The action plan for implementing the Task Force Recommendations is now available.

  • Mark Twinam Fishes for Sharks Off Florida Coast

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • For Alaska Pollock Surveys, Things are Looking Up

    For Alaska Pollock Surveys, Things are Looking Up

    May 21: To help estimate fish populations, scientists experiment with seafloor-mounted sonar systems that monitor fish in the water column above.

  • DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    May 21: A tissue study finds that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to a high number of Gulf dolphin deaths. The study finds petroleum contaminants the likely source of lung and adrenal lesions causing deaths.

  • Warm Blood Makes Opah an Agile Predator

    Warm Blood Makes Opah an Agile Predator

    May 14: New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    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.

  • Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Jan 13: The discovery of numerous juvenile loggerhead turtles by a NOAA Fisheries research survey more than 200 miles off the Southern California Coast has revealed new details about a mysterious part of the endangered turtles’ epic migration.

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