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  • Restoring Fisheries through Habitat Restoration

    April 17: Habitat conservation is one of the best ways to recover commercially and recreationally important fish populations. See how it's done in our new video.

  • Fisheries Economist Receives Presidential Award

    Apr 15: Alan Haynie is being recognized for his innovative work to ensure that fishery rules promote sustainable fishing.

  • Researching Ecosystem Effects on Fish Populations

    Apr 9: Scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Gulf of Alaska.

  • How to Disentangle a Tangled Up Whale

    Mar 31: Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.

  • 25 Years of Fisheries Research Since Exxon Valdez

    Mar 24: Twenty-five years ago, relatively little was known about how oil spills affect fish populations. Today, scientists understand that the impacts can be more widespread and long-lasting than previously imagined.

  • Crude Oil Causes Defects in Large Marine Fish

    Mar 24: Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico causes severe defects in the developing hearts of bluefin and yellowfin tuna, according to a new study by a team of NOAA and academic scientists.

  • MAFAC Seafood Certification Recommendations

    Mar 18: In mid-2012, NOAA Fisheries asked MAFAC to explore the creation of a NOAA certification mark or other acknowledgement that could certify sustainability of domestic wild-caught and aquaculture fishery products.

  • NOAA Fisheries Science Program Review

    Mar 14: We continually strive to advance the science informing fisheries and protected resources management, which includes a systematic review process of our science centers and headquarters Office of Science & Tech.

  • Protecting Threatened Ice Seals

    Mar 13: How do NOAA Fisheries scientists protect threatened ice seals? Watch our video to learn the science behind their protection.

  • Secret Sea Turtle Route Revealed for First Time

    Mar 11: Scientists recently mapped the migration routes of baby loggerhead sea turtles for the first time. It took four scientists and one manicurist to make this breakthrough possible.

  • Sound Science and Climate Change

    Mar 11: As our climate changes, we must base our policies in sound science. Read what our chief scientist for NOAA Fisheries, Richard Merrick, has to say about the importance of sound science.

  • Climate, Fisheries, and Protected Resources

    Mar 11: NOAA Fisheries scientists are working to understand the effects of climate change and ocean acidification. Learn more about some of the things we are studying.