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Tackling Bycatch in U.S. Fisheries
Feb 17: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses how we're working to tackle bycatch in U.S. fisheries.





 

Celebrating 40 Years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act
Nov 23: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and our journey to sustainable fisheries.

Savoring Sustainable Seafood
Oct 1: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses National Seafood Month and savoring sustainable seafood.

At-Sea Monitors and Observers
Oct 14: At-sea fisheries monitors and observers are our eyes and ears on the water. They may spend days or weeks aboard commercial fishing vessels gathering first-hand information on what’s caught and thrown back.

NOAA Fisheries Delivers World Class Science
Aug 17: Richard Merrick, Chief Science Advisor for NOAA Fisheries, highlights a few recent examples of our clear commitment to maintaining the United States as a world leader in marine resource science and stewardship.

Species in the Spotlight
May 14: Today, we released our Recovering Threatened and Endangered Species FY 2013-2014 Report to Congress and launched a new, year-long campaign to draw special attention to eight of our ESA-listed species.

Sustainable Shellfish Aquaculture
Feb 3: Shellfish aquaculture is an important and growing industry in the United States. It provides a source of domestic seafood, creates job, helps to restore habitats and depleted wild populations, and provides ecosystem services such as improvement of water quality.

Boom-Bust Cycle Is Not New for Pacific Sardines
Apr 23: Recently, NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery Management Council received scientific information as a part of the ongoing study and annual assessment of this species.

Supporting Innovative Approaches to Reduce Bycatch
Dec 9: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses supporting innovative approaches to reduce bycatch and the $2.4 million in partner grants recently awarded to states, academia, and industry to partner with fishermen efforts to reduce bycatch.

Celebrating Seafood, Sustainability, Stewardship
Oct 1: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses national seafood month and why fall is a celebration of seafood, sustainability, and stewardship.

New Federal Research Plan Highlights NOAA's Critical Role in the Future of Aquaculture
Jun 17: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses the newly published National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research.

Habitat Conservation—Why It Matters
Apr 14: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses the critical connection between habitat and sustainable fish populations.

As Our Climate Changes, We Must Base Our Policies in Sound Science
Mar 11: Chief Science Advisor for NOAA Fisheries, Richard Merrick, discusses climate change and its impact on fisheries management.

New Assistant Administrator Named for NOAA Fisheries
Feb 10: New Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, Eileen Sobeck, discusses her role in leading the agency in protecting and managing the nation's ocean resources and their habitats.