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  • 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.

  • NOAA Fisheries Appoints New Chief Science Advisor

    NOAA Fisheries Appoints New Chief Science Advisor

    June 12: Today, NOAA announced the appointment of Cisco Werner, Ph.D. as the new Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor for NOAA Fisheries.

  • $10 Million Recommended for 41 Fisheries Projects

    $10 Million Recommended for 41 Fisheries Projects

    June 6: NOAA Fisheries recommends more than $10 million in funding through the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program for 41 projects to support economic opportunities and address the needs of fishing communities.

  • National Fishing and Boating Week 2017

    National Fishing and Boating Week 2017

    June 5: NOAA Fisheries' National Recreational Fisheries Policy Advisor Russell Dunn addresses the many benefits of getting out on the water and fishing with family and friends.

  • 2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    June 2: For nearly four decades, NOAA Fisheries has conducted annual surveys of bottom-dwelling species in the eastern Bering Sea. For the first time since 2010 the survey area will be expanded to include the northern Bering Sea.

  • New Findings on Rockfish Reproduction and Health

    New Findings on Rockfish Reproduction and Health

    May 23: Christina Conrath of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center set out to collect maturity and reproductive data to improve stock assessments for three deepwater rockfish species.

  • Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    May 23: In a new study published last week, scientists from the National Park Service and Alaska Fisheries Science Center document for the first time the day-to-day persistence of prey “hot spots” and how sea lions respond to them.

  • Celebrating the NOAA Corps' 100th Anniversary

    Celebrating the NOAA Corps' 100th Anniversary

    May 22: Today marks the 100th anniversary of the NOAA Corps, one of seven uniformed services of the United States.

  • Ocean Warming Driving Species Distribution Shifts

    Ocean Warming Driving Species Distribution Shifts

    May 12: Commercially important species on the Northeast U.S. shelf will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to three times faster than the global average through the end of this century.

  • Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    May 9: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of of the agency’s Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and the 2015 Fisheries Economics of the United States report.

  • Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    May 9: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of of the agency’s Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and the 2015 Fisheries Economics of the United States report.

  • Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    Reports Show Continued Recovery of U.S. Fisheries

    May 9: NOAA Fisheries announces the release of of the agency’s Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries and the 2015 Fisheries Economics of the United States report.

  • Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    May 3: Dr. Jeremy Sterling is an award-winning research biologist with NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center whose work bridges the gap between fish ecology, oceanography, and marine mammal ecology.

  • NOAA Fisheries Releases Seabird Program Report

    NOAA Fisheries Releases Seabird Program Report

    May 2: NOAA Fisheries' Office of Science and Technology recently published a new report on the activities and accomplishments of its National Seabird Program during 2016.

  • NOAA Fisheries Announces New NWFSC Director

    NOAA Fisheries Announces New NWFSC Director

    Apr 28: NOAA Fisheries announces the selection of Dr. Kevin Werner as the new Science and Research Director for NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center starting May 14, 2017.

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