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  • Invasive Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs, Fisheries

    Dec 15: Invasive lionfish continue to threaten coral reefs and fisheries in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Read More . . .

  • Proposed Revisions to National Standard Guidelines

    Jan 15: NOAA Fisheries released a proposal to revise the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act pertaining to overfishing, rebuilding overfished stocks, and achieving optimum yield. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    Jan 21: NOAA Fisheries has released the draft Climate Science Strategy for public review and comment through March 31. The draft Strategy identifies seven key steps needed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information. Read More . . .

  • Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Jan 21: As the climate changes, fish populations are moving in search of cooler waters. Jon Hare, director of the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Laboratory, studies how physical conditions in the ocean affect fish populations. Read More . . .

  • When Estimating Fish Numbers, Seeing is Believing

    Jan 28: Adding video cameras to fish traps allows scientists to get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish. Read More . . .

  • Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Dec 15: Take a look at incredible images from ShoreZone, an online database that’s sort of like a Google Street View for the Alaska coastline. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and other agencies use ShoreZone data and images.

  • NOAA's Contributions to Aquaculture Highlighted

    NOAA's Contributions to Aquaculture Highlighted

    Nov 25: NOAA experts have made tremendous contributions in the aquaculture field. These contributions are in the spotlight again this month with the publication of an aquaculture-focused November issue of Fisheries magazine.

  • 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.

  • When Estimating Fish Numbers, Seeing is Believing

    When Estimating Fish Numbers, Seeing is Believing

    Jan 28: Adding video cameras to fish traps allows scientists to get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish.

  • Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Jan 21: As the climate changes, fish populations are moving in search of cooler waters. Jon Hare, director of the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Laboratory, studies how physical conditions in the ocean affect fish populations.

  • NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    Jan 21: NOAA Fisheries has released the draft Climate Science Strategy for public review and comment through March 31. The draft Strategy identifies seven key steps needed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information.

  • Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Dec 15: Take a look at incredible images from ShoreZone, an online database that’s sort of like a Google Street View for the Alaska coastline. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and other agencies use ShoreZone data and images.

  • 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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