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  • Year in Review: Top 6 of 2016

    Year in Review: Top 6 of 2016

    Dec 26: What were our top six stories and photos from 2016? See what made the list!

  • $8M for 11 Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency

    $8M for 11 Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency

    Dec 20: NOAA announces $8 million in recommended funding for eleven projects under the 2016 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. The program is part of NOAA’s comprehensive approach to building coastal resiliency.

  • NOAA Releases Climate Regional Action Plans

    NOAA Releases Climate Regional Action Plans

    Dec 15: NOAA Fisheries released five Climate Regional Action Plans to assist decision makers in preparing for and responding to climate-related changes in marine and coastal ecosystems.

  • New Funding to Implement Gulf Conservation Corps

    New Funding to Implement Gulf Conservation Corps

    Dec 14: NOAA Fisheries is announcing the availability of up to $7 million in funding provided under the RESTORE Act to enhance conservation corps activities along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

  • New Deep Sea Coral Protection Area in Mid-Atlantic

    New Deep Sea Coral Protection Area in Mid-Atlantic This is the Exit Disclaimer icon

    Dec 14: NOAA Fisheries announces publication of the final rule for the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s action to designate a large offshore protected area for deep sea corals in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Final Rule for U.S. Seafood Traceability Program

    Final Rule for U.S. Seafood Traceability Program

    Dec 8: Today, NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for establishing a Seafood Import Monitoring Program that will provide the information needed to prevent IUU-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering the U.S. market.

  • New Funding Opportunity for Habitat Focus Areas

    New Funding Opportunity for Habitat Focus Areas

    Dec 5: NOAA announces a federal funding opportunity to support multi-year projects and activities in the NOAA Habitat Blueprint Habitat Focus Areas. Fiscal Year 2017 awards will total up to $1.5 million.

  • New Forecast Tools Help Ships Avoid Whale Hotspots

    New Forecast Tools Help Ships Avoid Whale Hotspots

    Dec 1: Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and University of Maryland combined tracking data with satellite observations of ocean conditions to develop the first system for predicting locations of blue whales off the West Coast.

  • NOAA Fisheries Attends Cartagena Convention

    NOAA Fisheries Attends Cartagena Convention

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries representatives met with delegates from across the Caribbean in Miami, Florida, earlier this month to discuss the conservation and recovery of several marine species.

  • Ocean Noise: Can You Hear Me Now?

    Ocean Noise: Can You Hear Me Now?

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries scientists are at the forefront of bioacoustics research and the recently released Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap will support their work for years to come.

  • NOAA Fisheries Observer Safety Program Review Team

    NOAA Fisheries Observer Safety Program Review Team

    Nov 18: Meet the NOAA Fisheries Observer Safety Program Review Team.

  • Sea Turtle Superheroes

    Sea Turtle Superheroes

    Nov 17: NOAA and partners work closely together to rescue and rehabilitate stranded sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

  • Spotlight on Our Work Internationally

    Spotlight on Our Work Internationally

    Nov 16: Eileen Sobeck shines a spotlight on NOAA Fisheries hands-on work with the stewardship of fisheries, protected marine species, and habitats globally.

  • Priorities & Guidance Doc Sets Course for 2017

    Priorities & Guidance Doc Sets Course for 2017

    Nov 7: NOAA Fisheries Priorities & Annual Guidance for 2017 provides Fisheries’ goals, priorities, and anticipated results for the next year. Our goals and priorities will drive the results and successes we expect to celebrate at the end of 2017.

  • NOAA Releases Fisheries of the U.S. Report 2015

    NOAA Releases Fisheries of the U.S. Report 2015

    Oct 26: According to the latest Fisheries of the United States Report, 2015 was another above-average year for fishing and seafood consumption, with the average American adding nearly an extra pound of seafood to their diet.

  • Seafood - Something For Everyone

    Seafood - Something For Everyone

    Oct 24: From finfish to shellfish, Americans love seafood and it's easy to see why. Celebrate October's National Seafood Month by watching this delicious video. 

  • Jon Hare Named New NEFSC Director

    Jon Hare Named New NEFSC Director

    Oct 24: Jon Hare, previously the Supervisory Research Oceanographer for the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), will assume the role of NEFSC Director beginning October 31, 2016.

  • New Training on Responding to Whale Entanglement

    New Training on Responding to Whale Entanglement

    Oct 21: NOAA has been working with numerous partners—the fishing industry, state fisheries managers, whale-watch companies, researchers, and conservationists—to minimize or prevent the incidental entanglement of whales.

  • Raw Bar 101: Oysters for Beginners

    Raw Bar 101: Oysters for Beginners

    Oct 19: With oyster aquaculture production on the rise in many regions of the United States, more and more people are finding themselves at oyster bars.

  • Final Rule Revises National Standard 1 Guidelines

    Final Rule Revises National Standard 1 Guidelines

    Oct 13: NOAA Fisheries enhances utility and effectiveness of NS1 guidelines through newly released revisions.

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