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Women's History Month 2022

Meet some of our colleagues who work for NOAA Fisheries across the country and get a closer look at their many contributions.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Women's History Month 2022 collage

Meet Katrina Poremba, Fish Biologist for Water Operations and Delta Consultations

Katrina works on Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations for Sacramento Valley's waterways. Consultations are the way we make sure federal projects do not jeopardize salmon and steelhead populations.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature  on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River Conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River, for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. Credit: Katrina Poremba/NOAA Fisheries

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).

Meet Lynne Barre, Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn more about Lynne Barre's work as the Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for endangered Southern Resident killer whales.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Lynne Barre Lynne Barre on the water at sunset. Photo courtesy of Lynne Barre.

Meet Maureen Trnka, ​Advisor for Regulatory Programs

Maureen Trnka advises the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs on issues involving the conservation and recovery of marine mammals and endangered species, ensuring sustainable fisheries, and promoting habitat stewardship.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Maureen Trnka poses for a photo in front of the White House Maureen Trnka advises the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs. Photo courtesy of Maureen Trnka.

Invasive Green Crab Monitoring: Partnerships Propel Species Management

Metlakatla Indian Community Department of Fish and Wildlife deploys updated methods to monitor invasive species.
March 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A female European green crab with its egg mass.

Meet Lesley Hawn, Fish and Wildlife Administrator

From cold and muddy surveys in the Chesapeake Bay to weeks at sea as a Hawai‘i longline fishery observer, Lesley shares her rugged adventures as a scientist and mother, and her current role as co-manager of the Pacific Islands Regional Observer Program.
March 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman posing with a small tuna onboard ship as a Hawai‘i-based longline observer Posing with a small tuna as a Hawai‘i-based longline observer. Photo courtesy of Lesley Hawn.

NOAA to Consider Expanding Species Included in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program

The report submitted to Congress evaluated the inclusion of the current species in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program and considered whether additional species should be included.
March 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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Seafood Expo North America 2022

Seafood Expo North America is a leading trade event for all sectors of the seafood industry. The Expo will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 13-15, 2022. Visit us at Booth #181.
March 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A variety of seafood on a bed of ice.