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Two Fish Passage Funding Opportunities Open Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, One Focused on Indian Tribes

NOAA is seeking proposals for fish passage projects that will remove in-stream barriers to reopen migratory pathways and restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country.
July 24, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of construction equipment removing a dam from a stream Removal of Holmes Dam on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Credit: Hawk Visuals)

Meet Tauna Rankin, Coral Reef Conservation Program Specialist

Tauna is a Coral Reef Conservation Program Specialist for NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation in Silver Spring, Maryland.
July 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A headshot of Tauna Rankin standing on the beach Florida Tauna at the beach in Florida. Credit: Tauna Rankin

$95 Million in NOAA Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Funding Recommended to Reverse the Declines of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

Funding for 19 new and continuing programs and projects will support conservation efforts in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
July 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon swimming in a river Chinook salmon in the Elwha River. Credit: John McMillan/NOAA Fisheries

New Research Addresses Need for Bottom Trawl Survey Gear Standardization

Fishermen and researchers collaborate on a new study that evaluates the use of a restrictor rope on bottom trawl surveys and its impacts on catch.
July 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
hree people standing on deck of a trawl fishing vessel posing for a picture as they sort catch on a sorting table.

Zero Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limit

No shortfin mako sharks may be landed or retained in any U.S. Atlantic highly migratory species fishery until further notice.
June 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-sharks-SWFSC.jpg Two mako sharks swimming. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.