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  • What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    June 24: Invasive species, or species that are introduced to a new area where they have the potential to cause harm, could significantly affect the ecosystems that make Alaska so productive for fisheries.

  • 2015 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    2015 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    Jun 19: 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.

  • Going Fishing

    Going Fishing

    Jun 8: This week we celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week and join 11 million Americans who think wetting a line in saltwater is a great way to spend time.

  • Nominations Sought for Open Positions on MAFAC

    Nominations Sought for Open Positions on MAFAC

    Jun 4: Nominations sought for open positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). MAFAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce.

  • Funding to Add Tech to Fisheries Data Collection

    Funding to Add Tech to Fisheries Data Collection

    Jun 1: Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded $3 million to 5 grant recipients working to systematically integrate new technologies into fisheries data collections and observations.

  • New Funding Spurs Innovation in U.S. Fisheries

    New Funding Spurs Innovation in U.S. Fisheries

    May 4: NOAA Fisheries is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Walton Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to provide $1.6 million in grants to 15 worthwhile fisheries innovation projects.

  • Gag Grouper and the Status of our Fisheries

    Gag Grouper and the Status of our Fisheries

    Apr 15: Gag grouper is the 37th stock to be rebuilt since 2000, according to NOAA Fisheries’ 2014 Status of Stocks report.

  • Overfishing and Overfished Numbers at All Time Low

    Overfishing and Overfished Numbers at All Time Low

    Apr 15: Numbers of fish on overfishing and overfished lists hit all-time lows. More from Status of U.S. Stocks 2014 Report to Congress.

  • Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan

    Recreational Fisheries Policy Implementation Plan

    Apr 13: NOAA Fisheries has a new plan for the path towards sustainable, high quality recreational fisheries.

  • $2.5 M Available for Innovative Bycatch Solutions

    $2.5 M Available for Innovative Bycatch Solutions

    Mar 31: NOAA Fisheries is now accepting applications for the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. Pre-proposals are due April 16 with full applications due by May 28, 2015.

  • 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.

  • Proposed Revisions to National Standard Guidelines

    Proposed Revisions to National Standard Guidelines

    Jan 15: NOAA Fisheries released a proposal to revise the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act pertaining to overfishing, rebuilding overfished stocks, and achieving optimum yield.

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