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All Boaters Should Reduce Their Speed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Collisions between boats as small as 30 feet in length can be lethal to large whales, especially calves, and dangerous for boat passengers. Reduce your speed to keep everyone safe.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions. Credit: Center for Coastal Studies and Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMPA Permit #18786-04).

Global Study Sheds Light on the Valuable Benefits of Shellfish and Seaweed Aquaculture

Is it possible to eat our way to cleaner water and more fish? A new global study shows that shellfish and seaweed aquaculture provide valuable benefits to people and ocean ecosystems.
February 10, 2022 - Feature Story ,

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 ,
Map image showing the six Community Development Quota groups in western Alaska waters.

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

Help Endangered Whales: Slow Down in Slow Zones

All boaters can help save right whales by slowing down in Right Whale Slow Zones.
December 23, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Go Slow—Whales Below

You can help save endangered North Atlantic right whales by slowing down to 10 knots or less in waters where they are likely present.
December 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
North Atlantic right whale mother and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

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 ,

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 ,