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  • NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    Nov 19: NOAA is designating Kachemak Bay, Alaska, as its next Habitat Focus Area. Kachemak Bay is valuable for its recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing, marine transportation, tourism, and threatened and endangered species.

  • National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Nov 19: NOAA Fisheries has drafted an agency-wide policy on saltwater recreational fisheries, and would like to know what you think about it. Share your thoughts on this draft policy through December 31.

  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Stock Assessment Says...

    Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Stock Assessment Says...

    Nov 12: As ICCAT meets to set new catch quotas, NOAA Fisheries scientist Clay Porch discusses the results of the recent stock assessment.

  • 2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    Nov 18: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting concluded. Learn more about what happened at this year's meeting.

  • Win-Win for Whales and Lobstermen

    Win-Win for Whales and Lobstermen

    Nov 5: New proposed measures provide needed protections for whales with less economic impact on fishermen.

  • In Search of a Living Fossil

    In Search of a Living Fossil

    Nov 5: Follow the journey of a scientist studying nautilus - one of the most ancient living creatures on Earth. Credit: Gregory Jeff Barord.

  • Increasing Protections for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    Increasing Protections for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    Nov 3: During a meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, the United States, Mexico and Japan developed a joint proposal to reduce the catch limit of Pacific bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) in 2015 and 2016.

  • Marine Aquaculture in Your Region

    Marine Aquaculture in Your Region

    Nov 3: Explore a sampling of the NOAA aquaculture collaborations occurring across the United States.

  • Sea Turtle Skeletons Hold Clues for Conservation

    Sea Turtle Skeletons Hold Clues for Conservation

    Oct 30: The bones of sea turtles have annual rings like those found in trees, and chemical markers within them give scientists a detailed view of the animal's life history.

  • Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Oct 30: The new stock assessment for butterfish accounted for the effects of ocean temperatures on the distribution of the stock, something that will become increasingly important as the climate changes and the oceans warm.

  • NOAA Releases Annual Summary of U.S. Fisheries

    NOAA Releases Annual Summary of U.S. Fisheries

    Oct 29: NOAA Fisheries releases its annual summary report on U.S. recreational and commercial fishery landings which provide a snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation.

  • Q&A: Nat'l Seafood Inspection Lab’s Dr. Jon Bell

    Q&A: Nat'l Seafood Inspection Lab’s Dr. Jon Bell

    Oct 29: The National Seafood Inspection Laboratory in Pascagoula, MS, promotes seafood product safety and quality and supporting seafood-related commerce and trade. We sat down with the Seafood Inspection Lab's new Division Chief, Dr. Jon Bell.

  • Catching Your Own Seafood

    Catching Your Own Seafood

    Oct 27: Will you find fresh seafood in the glass case at your local market? Absolutely. But the freshest fish you are ever likely to eat is one you caught yourself.

  • Read #AquaScience Chat Recap with Dr. Mike Rust

    Read #AquaScience Chat Recap with Dr. Mike Rust

    Oct 15: Read a recap of our recent chat on twitter with NOAA Aquaculture Science Coordinator Dr. Mike Rust.

  • An End to Overfishing

    An End to Overfishing

    Oct 20: An interview with Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs at NOAA Fisheries.

  • NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

    NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

    Oct 16: NOAA announces funding through Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program for 2014-2015.

  • Growing Mussels in the Open Ocean

    Growing Mussels in the Open Ocean

    Oct 14: The first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the U.S. east coast is expected to begin operating next spring. Scientists and fishermen are working to grow blue mussels within a 30-acre area in Nantucket Sound.

  • Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    Oct 9: The Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience has released a report outlining four priority strategies to help make our natural resources more resilient to climate change, documenting progress, and providing roadmaps for the future.

  • Making Strides in Bycatch Reduction Research

    Making Strides in Bycatch Reduction Research

    Oct 9: The 2013 BREP Report to Congress highlights outcomes and management applications of projects funded with $2.44 million in FY2012 in four priority areas.

  • You've Never Seen Killer Whales Like This Before

    You've Never Seen Killer Whales Like This Before

    Oct 8: For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above, giving them a new way to monitor killer whale health and reproduction while giving us all a stunning new view of the species.

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