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  • Funding Opportunity Open for 2018 SK Grants

    Funding Opportunity Open for 2018 SK Grants

    Aug 11: NOAA Fisheries publishes the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcing the Call for Pre-proposals and Proposals for FY18 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Program funding.

  • Scientists Spot Some of Rarest Whales in US Waters

    Scientists Spot Some of Rarest Whales in US Waters

    Aug 10: After nearly 10 years, scientists locate and collect critical information on rare whale in eastern Bering Sea.

  • NOAA Awards $5.8 M for Species Recovery Grants

    NOAA Awards $5.8 M for Species Recovery Grants

    Aug 9: NOAA announces grants awarded under the 2017 Species Recovery Program totaling $5.8 million in federal assistance.

  • Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    July 26: NOAA discovery of a green deep-sea sponge shows promise for cancer research. The small, deep-water Alaska sponge has molecules that selectively target and kill pancreatic tumor cells.

  • Collaborative Rescue Frees Humpback Whale

    Collaborative Rescue Frees Humpback Whale

    July 24: Responders from the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Humboldt State University, Oregon State University, U.S. Coast Guard, California Whale Rescue, local fishermen and community members freed an entangled juvenile humpback whale.

  • Video: Treasuring the Choptank River

    Video: Treasuring the Choptank River

    July 24: On Maryland's Eastern Shore, NOAA and partners are conducting science, restoring habitat, and working with community organizations to help residents develop and implement their vision for a healthy Choptank River.

  • Scientist Named a Species in the Spotlight Hero

    Scientist Named a Species in the Spotlight Hero

    July 14: NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta presented a Species in the Spotlight Hero Award to Dr. Fitry Pakiding for her work on Pacific leatherback conservation.

  • NOAA Continues Commitment to Rec Fisheries

    NOAA Continues Commitment to Rec Fisheries

    July 11: NOAA Fisheries' National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Initiative continues to advance commitment of establishing and maintaining a strong partnership with the recreational fishing community through action.

  • Flatfish Feeding Behavior: It's All in the Lips

    Flatfish Feeding Behavior: It's All in the Lips

    July 7: NOAA Fisheries scientists in Alaska are looking at flounder lips to figure out how feeding behavior differs between flatfish species.

  • Regulatory Process Public Comment Period Opens

    Regulatory Process Public Comment Period Opens

    July 7: NOAA is announcing a 45-day public comment period on “Streamlining Regulatory Processes and Reducing Regulatory Burden” in light of a series of recent Presidential Executive Orders.

  • It's Habitat Month at Fisheries: Dig In!

    It's Habitat Month at Fisheries: Dig In!

    July 5: Pat Montanio, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, kicks off Habitat Month--a month-long look at how healthy habitat is the foundation for sustaining fisheries and recovering protected species.

  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Habitat Month

    NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Habitat Month

    July 5: Join us all month as we celebrate the benefits of habitat conservation to fish and wildlife, communities, and the economy.

  • How Microplastics Affect Our Marine Species

    How Microplastics Affect Our Marine Species

    July 6: Marine animals, from shellfish and fish to larger marine mammals, ingest microplastics through the water or eat prey that contains them. The impact can be serious, affecting an animal's feeding and reproduction.

  • NOAA Announces 2017 Gulf Corps Grants Awardee

    NOAA Announces 2017 Gulf Corps Grants Awardee

    June 30: NOAA Fisheries announces the awardee recommended for funding under the 2017 GulfCorps Program.

  • 2017 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    2017 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    June 28: The Department of Commerce announced today the appointment of members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks.

  • Chris Oliver Appointed to Lead NOAA Fisheries

    Chris Oliver Appointed to Lead NOAA Fisheries

    June 20: Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with concurrence from the White House, named Chris Oliver as the new Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries.

  • Rebuilding Success for West Coast Groundfish

    Rebuilding Success for West Coast Groundfish

    June 26: NOAA Fisheries declares bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish rebuilt ahead of schedule earlier this month.

  • Making Progress on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    Making Progress on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    June 15: As NOAA staff, inclusion is a responsibility we all share and benefit from. Sam Rauch, Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, shares some of our recent diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Leadership Message: Sea Turtle Week 2017

    Leadership Message: Sea Turtle Week 2017

    June 13: It's officially Sea Turtle Week! Director for the Office of Protected Resources Donna Wieting discusses the importance of sea turtle conservation and recovery in our latest leadership message.

  • Sea Turtle Week 2017

    Sea Turtle Week 2017

    June 12: Celebrate Sea Turtle Week with NOAA Fisheries! Learn more about what NOAA Fisheries and our partners are doing every day to improve the conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtles.

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