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Ocean’s Influence on Salmon Plays Out in Varied Returns to Different Rivers and Regions

Upcoming research expedition seeks to chart impact on different rivers and species.
January 20, 2022 - News ,
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Climate Change Is Shifting Tiger Shark Populations Northward

New NOAA Fisheries study shows that tiger sharks are migrating into northern latitudes earlier and expanding their movements further north due to ocean warming. These changes leave them more vulnerable to fishing.
January 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo looking down on a gray tiger shark caught on a line and brought up to water surface. Tiger shark caught by longline on a NOAA Fisheries’ Apex Predators Program research survey. This shark was tagged with a conventional tag (seen in the photo below the dorsal fin) from the NOAA Fisheries' Cooperative Shark Tagging Program before release. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Must-Read Pacific Islands Stories of 2021

Highlighting successful stories this past year that showcase our ongoing commitment to the science and stewardship of the marine environment in the Pacific Islands.
January 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Adult monk seal and newborn pup on a public beach. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 and her pup rest in Waikīkī. Credit: Hawaii Marine Animal Response.

Catch Shares Improve Fishing Safety

New research looks at the role of fisheries management in fishing safety.
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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Kids Creek Project Restores Habitat and Food Sources for Great Lakes Fish

A NOAA-supported project in Traverse City, Michigan, is helping enhance habitat and food sources for fish like brook trout.
January 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Construction workers set up a large concrete structure to move it into a stream Culvert replacement underway on Kids Creek. Credit: Zach Cole/City of Traverse City.

Cooperative Research Branch Fall Gulf of Maine Bottom Longline Surveys Completed

This hook-based fishery survey is conducted alongside fishing industry collaborators every fall and spring. Focusing on rocky habitat in the southern Gulf of Maine, the survey informs questions of abundance and distribution of species that live there.
January 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
all fishing gear buoys onboard a vessel are silhouetted against textured sky and colored sunset Highflyers, part of the fishing gear, are stored onboard in between fishing efforts. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Dave McElroy

River Herring Science in Support of Species Conservation and Ecosystem Restoration

River herring populations are at all-time lows as a consequence of historic dam construction, habitat loss, habitat degradation, and overfishing.
December 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Oregon Habitat Restoration Project Supports Millions of Dollars in Community and Economic Benefits

The Southern Flow Corridor project restored habitat for salmon while also supporting jobs, property values, and nearly $15 million in economic output.
December 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Landscape view of wetlands and a shoreline The Southern Flow Corridor project site. Credit: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership.

NOAA Releases 2021 Ecosystem Status Reports for the Eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Aleutian Islands

These reports are a compilation of inputs from our own research and the work of many contributors from fishing, coastal and Alaska Native communities, academic institutions, the State of Alaska and other federal agencies.
December 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Title of "Alaska's Ecosystem Status Report: a collaborative approach to inform fisheries management" over a map of Alaska

General Category Bluefin Fishery to Reopen for Four Days, December 20-23, 2021

NOAA Fisheries is reopening the Atlantic bluefin tuna General category December fishery for four days.
December 17, 2021 - News ,