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  • Species in the Spotlight: 5 Year Action Plans

    Species in the Spotlight: 5 Year Action Plans

    Feb 10: NOAA Fisheries releases the first-ever action plans for the eight NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight.

  • Year in Review: Top 5 of 2015

    Year in Review: Top 5 of 2015

    Dec 22: What were our top five stories and photos from 2015? See which stories and photos made the list.

  • Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Dec 18: NOAA Fisheries launches aerial technology to help stranded endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales, one of our Species in the Spotlight.

  • New IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud Web Portal Live

    New IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud Web Portal Live This is the Exit Disclaimer icon

    Dec 15: NOAA Fisheries launches a new web portal focused on delivering information on the implementation of the IUU Action Plan to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from entering the U.S. market place.

  • $23.7 Million to Support Wetlands Restoration

    $23.7 Million to Support Wetlands Restoration

    Dec 14: NOAA Fisheries announces the award of $23.7 million for the construction of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Program.

  • Atlantic Shark Populations Healthy

    Atlantic Shark Populations Healthy

    Dec 9: Atlantic shark populations healthy—fishing season opens January 1, 2016.

  • Atlantic Salmon Recovery: It Takes an Ecosystem

    Atlantic Salmon Recovery: It Takes an Ecosystem

    Dec 7: An interview with NOAA Fisheries biologist Rory Saunders

  • Spotlight Species: Atlantic Salmon

    Spotlight Species: Atlantic Salmon

    Dec 7: Learn more about Atlantic salmon, one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight.

  • 10 Things You Should Know about Corals

    10 Things You Should Know about Corals

    Dec 2: Learn 10 things you should know about corals and watch our new video.

  • Coastal Resiliency Projects Selected for Funding

    Coastal Resiliency Projects Selected for Funding

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries announces the projects recommended for funding under the 2015 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program.

  • Celebrating 40 Years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

    Celebrating 40 Years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

    Nov 30: Join us as we celebrate 40 years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the primary law governing marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters, and learn more about our journey to sustainable fisheries.

  • 2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    2015 Annual ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    Nov 17: The 2015 International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting included an unprecedented level of engagement from a broad range of parties to promote the sustainable management in ICCAT fisheries.

  • New Climate Adaptation Leadership Award Announced

    New Climate Adaptation Leadership Award Announced

    Nov 12: New award recognizes outstanding efforts to increase awareness and safeguard U.S. natural resources from climate change

  • Four New MAFAC Members Appointed

    Four New MAFAC Members Appointed

    Nov 12: Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced the appointment of four new advisors to NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, bringing the group’s membership to the full complement of 21.

  • President Obama Signs IUU Legislation

    President Obama Signs IUU Legislation

    Nov 10: President Obama signed bi-partisan legislation on November 5, 2015, that includes a number of provisions preventing illegally harvested fish from entering the United States, and supports efforts to achieve sustainable fisheries around the world.

  • Research to Yield Ecosystem-based Management Tools

    Research to Yield Ecosystem-based Management Tools

    Nov 10: Keeping close tabs on the health of marine ecosystems might soon get a bit easier thanks to an international team of scientists led by Jason Link, NOAA Fisheries senior scientist for ecosystem management.

  • Study Shows Decreased Gulf Dolphin Reproduction

    Study Shows Decreased Gulf Dolphin Reproduction

    Nov 3: A team of scientists is reporting a high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The team has monitored these bottlenose dolphins in heavily-oiled Barataria Bay for five years following the spill.

  • Video: Restoring Native Shellfish

    Video: Restoring Native Shellfish

    Oct 30: The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S. Populations are down and habitat is depleted for these oysters. A new native shellfish hatchery has come online to help recover their populations.

  • New Report Shows Value of US Fish Landings Strong

    New Report Shows Value of US Fish Landings Strong

    Oct 29: The value of U.S. fisheries landings remains strong. Dutch Harbor and New Bedford still top ports by volume and value. Read more in newly-released Fisheries of the U.S. report.

  • Projects Selected for Habitat Blueprint Funding

    Projects Selected for Habitat Blueprint Funding

    Oct 29: NOAA announces $467,046 in funding for three new projects under the Habitat Blueprint, which provides a framework for NOAA to think and act strategically to address the growing challenge of coastal and marine habitat loss and degradation.

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