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  • Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    May 9: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of of the agency’s Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and the 2015 Fisheries Economics of the United States report. Read More . . .

  • Scientists Study How Deep Little-Known Whales Dive

    Oct 12: A new study is the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species. Read More . . .

  • New Jellyfish Species Hiding in Plain Sight

    Oct 13: A team of scientists has shown that one of the most common and well-studied jellyfish species along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico is made up of two species. Read More . . .

  • Immediate Action Saves Baby Beluga Whale

    Oct 16: A team from NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and Alaska SeaLife Center saves beluga calf. Read More . . .

  • NOAA Fisheries Recommends Actions for Right Whales

    Oct 20: Our Five-Year Review is now complete and provides updates on the right whale population in U.S. waters, and makes recommendations for future actions. Read More . . .

  • 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.

  • NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    Aug 30: NOAA Fisheries marine mammal entanglement experts are hopeful that a humpback whale is free, after a successful operation to cut the anchor line it was stuck in near the mouth of Tracy Arm.

  • Scientists Study How Deep Little-Known Whales Dive

    Scientists Study How Deep Little-Known Whales Dive

    Oct 12: A new study is the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.

  • NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    Jan 11: NOAA published a final rule implementing our nation’s first regional regulatory program for offshore aquaculture in federal waters, expanding opportunities for U.S. aquaculture and opening the door for U.S. seafood farming in the open ocean.

  • 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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