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  • Listening for Cod

    Listening for Cod

    Mar 19: Scientists and fishermen are working together to locate spawning aggregations of Atlantic cod. The goal is to allow fish and fishermen to each go about their business separately.

  • Flightless Bird and Manless Flight

    Flightless Bird and Manless Flight

    Mar 2: NOAA Fisheries scientists use an unmanned aerial vehicle to study penguins and other predators in Antarctica. Photo credit: Michelle Goh (used with permission)

  • Automatic Whale Detector, Version 1.0

    Automatic Whale Detector, Version 1.0

    Feb 9: Scientists have combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales.

  • When Estimating Fish Numbers, Seeing is Believing

    When Estimating Fish Numbers, Seeing is Believing

    Jan 28: Adding video cameras to fish traps allows scientists to get more precise abundance estimates for several important species of reef fish.

  • Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Climate and Fisheries: Q&A with a NOAA Scientist

    Jan 21: As the climate changes, fish populations are moving in search of cooler waters. Jon Hare, director of the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center Laboratory, studies how physical conditions in the ocean affect fish populations.

  • NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    NOAA Releases Draft Climate Strategy for Comment

    Jan 21: NOAA Fisheries has released the draft Climate Science Strategy for public review and comment through March 31. The draft Strategy identifies seven key steps needed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information.

  • Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Jan 13: The discovery of numerous juvenile loggerhead turtles by a NOAA Fisheries research survey more than 200 miles off the Southern California Coast has revealed new details about a mysterious part of the endangered turtles’ epic migration.

  • Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

    Dec 15: Take a look at incredible images from ShoreZone, an online database that’s sort of like a Google Street View for the Alaska coastline. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and other agencies use ShoreZone data and images.

  • Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Dec 16: The research ship Ocean Starr returned to San Diego Wednesday, completing NOAA Fisheries’ first comprehensive survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises and the marine ecosystem off the West Coast in six years.

  • Tracking Fish Populations as the Climate Changes

    Tracking Fish Populations as the Climate Changes

    Dec 11: As the oceans warm, fish populations are on the move. A new online database that tracks their movements should help fishermen and fishery managers to adapt.

  • NOAA's Contributions to Aquaculture Highlighted

    NOAA's Contributions to Aquaculture Highlighted

    Nov 25: NOAA experts have made tremendous contributions in the aquaculture field. These contributions are in the spotlight again this month with the publication of an aquaculture-focused November issue of Fisheries magazine.

  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Stock Assessment Says...

    Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: Stock Assessment Says...

    Nov 12: As ICCAT meets to set new catch quotas, NOAA Fisheries scientist Clay Porch discusses the results of the recent stock assessment.

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