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  • Shark Conservation, Science, and Management

    Aug 9: A closer look at NOAA's role in shark conservation, management, and policy.

  • Fighting For Global Sustainable Fisheries

    Sept 17: Pacific countries tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and work to promote sustainable fisheries in the Coral Triangle region.

  • Spiny Dogfish, Skates, Smalltooth Sawfish—Oh My!

    Aug 7: Sharks are widely recognized members of the group of fish called elasmobranchs, including other fauna swimming off the shores of the U.S. like dogfish, skates, rays, and sawfish. Credit: R. Dean Grubbs/Florida State University

  • Uncovering the Mysteries of Nautilus

    Jul 22: NOAA-funded research is better helping us understand nautilus; a mysterious creature that has been around for half a billion years.

  • The Journey of Atlantic Salmon

    Jul 15: International research turns the spotlight on the ocean and its importance to the recovery and management of Atlantic salmon.

  • Seafood Trade Programs—Going Electronic

    Jul 8: Trade programs for seafood will be going electronic, which will simplify trade and help to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated product from entering the U.S. market.

  • Ross Sea—An Ecological Treasure

    Jul 1: Nations consider adoption of proposal to protect the Ross Sea, one of the most unique and biologically rich places on earth.

  • Sharks Win Protection at CITES

    Mar 14: Countries voted to increase protection for five commercially-exploited species of sharks and manta rays. Photo Credit: Brian Skerry.

  • United States and Morocco Shake Hands

    Nov 13: The U.S. signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Morocco that sets the stage for collaboration on ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and sustainable marine aquaculture.

  • ICCAT Meeting to Conserve and Manage Key Species

    Nov 13: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) starts its annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco to consider conservation measures for a variety of Atlantic marine species.

  • Working Together to End IUU Fishing

    Nov 2: Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing threatens the sustainability of our ocean ecosystems and fisheries. Combating IUU fishing is one of NOAA Fisheries’ top priorities.

  • New Proposal to Protect Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

    Oct 9: The United States co-sponsors a proposal to add oceanic whitetip sharks to Appendix II of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).