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  • Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Mar 20: NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council announced 17 projects to be funded through the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program.

  • Tour the  St. Louis River Estuary

    Tour the St. Louis River Estuary

    Mar 14: NOAA chose the St. Louis River Estuary as a Habitat Focus Area because of its historic pollution and great potential to provide clean habitat. Learn how local and federal partners are working to clean up the water and restore the watershed.

  • Partnerships Are Key to Seafood Sustainability

    Partnerships Are Key to Seafood Sustainability

    Mar 7: Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, Sam Rauch, discusses seafood sustainability and the power of partnerships in this latest leadership message from NOAA Fisheries.

  • Project to Restore Oceanic Fish Now Underway

    Project to Restore Oceanic Fish Now Underway

    Mar 6: Louisiana fishermen volunteered to stop using their pelagic longline fishing gear in the Gulf of Mexico starting March 1 through June 30, 2017 to reduce fish mortality.

  • Nutrient Approval Is Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers

    Nutrient Approval Is Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers

    Mar 6: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved an ingredient for fish feed that provides fish farmers with more options and reduces our nation’s reliance on feed made of other fish. The ingredient is called taurine.

  • Researchers Return to Study Gray Seal Pups

    Researchers Return to Study Gray Seal Pups

    Mar 6: Researchers from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center spent a week gathering data from gray seal pups off southeastern Massachusetts. Similar studies have been underway for the past five years.

  • Seafood Expo North America 2017

    Seafood Expo North America 2017

    Feb 24: This year at Seafood Expo North America, NOAA Fisheries will have a co-exhibit with our federal partners engaged with facilitating the trade of seafood, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

  • The Common

    The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales

    Feb 17: When watching whales, be respectful of their size and power. Follow the responsible viewing guidelines known as Whale SENSE to make sure that you, and the whales, stay safe.

  • Tracking Technology: The Science of Finding Whales

    Tracking Technology: The Science of Finding Whales

    Feb 16: Whales are some of the largest creatures on Earth, but they are surprisingly elusive. Researchers use a variety of innovative technologies to track whales and better protect them in the future.

  • False Killer Whales: Sentinels of Ocean Health

    False Killer Whales: Sentinels of Ocean Health

    Feb 15: A small population of endangered false killer whales is receiving special attention in the Hawaiian Islands. Scientists are gaining valuable information about their lives thanks to recovery grants from NOAA Fisheries.

  • Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Feb 13: Celebrate whales along with NOAA Fisheries--the largest and oldest mammals on earth. 29 species of whales live in U.S. waters. Learn more about some of these species as well as NOAA's work to protect them.

  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    Feb 13: Join us for Whale Week 2017—there is a lot to learn about the new ways our scientists are studying whales, what they are learning, and how we can all pitch in to help protect whales.

  • 10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    Feb 13: How much do you know about different species of whales? As we celebrate Whale Week, take a look at some interesting tidbits and see if you learn something new about these majestic creatures.

  • Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Feb 13: Large, noisy, and often social, sperm whales are a remarkable species found from the equator to the poles. Learn four reasons why sperm whales are special.

  • The Expert Is In! Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales

    The Expert Is In! Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales

    Feb 13: It is likely that fewer than 100 Bryde’s whales are living in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA Fisheries experts answers your questions about this rare whale population.

  • Nutrient Approval is Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers

    Nutrient Approval is Victory for U.S. Fish Farmers

    Feb 9: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an ingredient for fish feed that provides fish farmers with more options and reduces our nation’s reliance on feed made of other fish. The ingredient is called taurine.

  • Fisheries Scientists Help Enrich Student Learning

    Fisheries Scientists Help Enrich Student Learning

    Feb 7: The NOAA Outreach and Education on Protected Species program strives to build connections between NOAA Fisheries science and local communities, reaching 1,790 students in 95 classrooms in the 2015-16 school year.

  • Scientist and Farmer Grow Better Bivalves Together

    Scientist and Farmer Grow Better Bivalves Together

    Feb 3: An unlikely partnership between a scientist and a fisherman makes a successful duo not only in the half-shell market, but also in ecological restoration.

  • Monk Seal Population Increases for Past 3 Years

    Monk Seal Population Increases for Past 3 Years

    Jan 25: NOAA Fisheries announces the population increase of Hawaiian monk seals, a Species in the Spotlight.

  • NOAA Releases 2017 Biennial Report to Congress

    NOAA Releases 2017 Biennial Report to Congress

    Jan 18: NOAA releases the 2017 Biennial Report to Congress, which identifies nations reported to be engaged in illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

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