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  • 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.

  • Whale Sharks Receive International Protection

    Whale Sharks Receive International Protection

    Dec 29: Whale sharks are among the world’s largest fish, and it is precisely their size that prompted restrictions to protect them from impacts associated with tuna fishing.

  • Our Year in Review: Top 14 Stories from 2014

    Our Year in Review: Top 14 Stories from 2014

    Dec 17: It's been quite a year at NOAA Fisheries! As we look ahead to 2015, we're revisiting our fourteen most popular stories from 2014.

  •  IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    Dec 16: A Presidential Task Force has developed its recommendations to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and seafood fraud. The recommendations are available for review with a request for comment on implementation strategies.

  • Invasive Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs, Fisheries

    Invasive Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs, Fisheries

    Dec 15: Invasive lionfish continue to threaten coral reefs and fisheries in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

  • 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 Issues Atlantic Tuna Management Measures

    NOAA Issues Atlantic Tuna Management Measures

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries today announced final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance with international quotas.

  • 2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    2014 ICCAT Meeting Concludes

    Nov 18: The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting concluded. Learn more about what happened at this year's meeting.

  • Increasing Protections for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    Increasing Protections for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    Nov 3: During a meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, the United States, Mexico and Japan developed a joint proposal to reduce the catch limit of Pacific bluefin tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) in 2015 and 2016.

  • Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Butterfish—Little Fish Big Science

    Oct 30: The new stock assessment for butterfish accounted for the effects of ocean temperatures on the distribution of the stock, something that will become increasingly important as the climate changes and the oceans warm.

  • NOAA Releases Annual Summary of U.S. Fisheries

    NOAA Releases Annual Summary of U.S. Fisheries

    Oct 29: NOAA Fisheries releases its annual summary report on U.S. recreational and commercial fishery landings which provide a snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation.

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