- Crimes Against Marine Mammals—New Exhibit Opens
May 22: NOAA Fisheries and the Crime Museum open new exhibit "Crimes Against Marine Mammals," celebrating 40 years of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and highlighting Act violations, investigations, and protection measures.
- Schwaab Addresses 6th World Fisheries Congress
May 11: Eric Schwaab delivered closing remarks at the 6th World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland, which examined "Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World." More than 1,300 delegates from 65 countries attended.
- Fund Supports Sharing Fisheries Innovations
April 30: Today the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announces grant awards for its Fisheries Innovation Fund to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S.
- Fishermen and Scientists Work Toward Common Goal
April 22: NOAA Scientists and San Diego fishermen combine expertise and innovative tools to better understand depleted groundfish in the Southern California Bight.
- FishSmart Workshops Help Solve Fishing Challenges
April 11: FishSmart Workshops—a proactive approach to developing techniques that reduce the mortality of fish stocks while enhancing the fishing experience.
- Restaurant Owner Dishes on Sustainability
Mar 9: Meet Laura Anderson, owner of Local Ocean Seafoods—a popular seafood restaurant on the waterfront in scenic Newport, Oregon—who shares her strong commitment to fresh, local seafood with her community and beyond.
- Public Invited to Review Climate Change Strategy
Jan. 19: Together with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released a draft national strategy to help prepare for and help reduce the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and the people that depend on them.
- Scientists: 2007 Oil Spill Lethal to Fish Embryos
Jan. 5: NOAA scientists and partners recently reported that Pacific herring embryos in shallow waters died in unexpectedly high numbers following the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay.
- Dead Zones Lead to Shrinking Billfish Habitat
Dec 9: The science behind counting fish in the ocean has never been simple. Now, a new scientific paper authored by eight scientists, including a NOAA biologist, illustrate how ocean dead zones and climate change make counting fish even more complex.
- Scientists, Anglers Work to Stop Thresher Tailspin
Dec 6: The Southern California coast is hot spot for the thresher shark, a recreational fishing favorite. Now, anglers and scientists are working to save this species using better methods to reel them in.
- NOAA: Significant Progress Made at ICCAT
Nov. 21: In a statement released today by Russell F. Smith III, NOAA Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, talks about the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas made significant progress on key U.S. priorities last week.
- Fishermen ‘Get Smart’ about Reducing Bycatch
Nov 17: NOAA presented the grand prize at World Wildlife Fund’s 2011 International Smart Gear Competition today in Seattle. The competition recognized three fishing devices that save lives of seabirds, fish, turtles, and other marine life.
- Bacterial Infection Cause of Dolphin Deaths
Oct. 27: NOAA has identified the bacteria Brucella in five bottlenose dolphins that died in the northern Gulf of Mexico. These five are among 580 dolphins in higher than expected strandings that began in February 2010.