The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the appointment of 21 members to the regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. Twenty of the ...
Fish are likely the last thing on your mind as a hurricane is barreling toward shore. When the storm hits, lives and public safety are the top priority. But once it passes, America's fishermen and ...
Researchers suggest scientists and resource managers need to focus on the whole ecosystem rather than solely on population-by population, and propose a potential international standard for tracking ...
As humpback whales make their way back to New England and Mid-Atlantic waters from their winter breeding grounds, whale watch companies’ seasons are swinging into high gear along the Atlantic coast. ...
The Ecosystems Monitoring Survey (#EcoMonSurvey) is a seasonal shelf-wide survey that collects environmental and plankton data from the Gulf of Maine to North Carolina. Data from the survey are used ...
Scientists study sea turtle “fingerprints” to gather clues about their life history, mating strategies, and family groups. Just like forensic scientists use DNA fingerprinting to solve a crime, ...
On May 31 the Southeastern Bering Sea Bottom Trawl Survey will depart Dutch Harbor to collect data on the distribution and abundance of crab, groundfish, and other bottom-dwelling species in the ...
Since January 1, 2019, elevated gray whale strandings have occurred along the west coast of North America from Mexico through Alaska. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME). ...
A total of 46 whales were confirmed as entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast in 2018, more than the previous year, but slightly lower than the historic highs of 2015 and 2016. The number of ...
Thirteen leatherback turtles were sampled and tagged off Beaufort, North Carolina, in May by NOAA Fisheries Northeast and Southeast Science Center staffs and colleagues, continuing a project begun in ...
After more than two years of development and planning, a better and more collaborative fishery stock assessment process is debuting in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. The new process puts stock ...
To celebrate the International Year of the Salmon, NOAA Fisheries has collaborated with the educational tech app, Agents of Discovery, to launch Sea-Run, GO!, a game that teaches youth and the young ...