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NOAA Inclusive Fisheries Internship Program Seeks Undergraduate Applicants for 2022 Summer Program

IN FISH! is an inclusive internship program sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and partners in academia and non-governmental research institutions.
January 31, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photos of students of various races, ethnicities, and genders. Some are headshots, some are action photos of the students in nature or casual settings. NOAA Fisheries logo.

Market Squid Multiply in Warming Alaska Waters

The species that supports California’s most valuable commercial fishery may be moving north into subarctic seas.
January 31, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Market squid at NOAA Fisheries Little Port Walter Research Station, Southeast Alaska Market squid at NOAA Fisheries Little Port Walter Research Station, Southeast Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/John Eiler

Past Fishing and Development Makes California Salmon More Vulnerable To Climate Change

Restoration can help diversify salmon habitat and may stabilize fishing opportunities against climate shocks.
January 26, 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.

NOAA and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Sign New Interagency Agreement on Wind Energy Development

New agreement will advance wind energy while protecting biodiversity and promoting cooperative ocean use.
January 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Block Island wind farm under construction. Block Island wind turbine construction. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Top 21 Habitat Conservation Stories of 2021

NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation continued conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat in 2021. We shared almost 80 stories about this work and habitat’s value to fisheries and communities. Here are the most popular stories and topics that surfaced
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial-view-of-Chesapeake-Bay-estuary-Credit-NOAA.jpg Aerial view of a river flowing into the Chesapeake Bay estuary. Credit: NOAA

New Approach To Evaluate Fish Stock Productivity Under Changing Climate Conditions

Scientists see an overall decline in Pacific cod and pollock productivity in the Gulf of Alaska as compared to recent decades.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
fishing boats, dutch harbor, Alaska and fog

Study Assesses Vulnerability of Coastal Habitats to Climate Change in the Northeast United States

Salt marshes, shellfish reefs, deep-sea corals, seagrasses, kelp, and intertidal habitats are among the most vulnerable habitats.
December 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Coastal marsh within the Sandy Hook Bay estuary. Coastal marsh within the Sandy Hook Bay estuary. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jessie Murray

Study Finds Melting Glaciers Could Produce Thousands of Kilometers of New Pacific Salmon Habitat by 2100

Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia, but not in the Pacific Northwest and California, where many salmon are threatened and endangered.
December 06, 2021 - Feature Story ,
arctic landscape of a glacier in the background and rocky earth cut by a gray-colored stream of whitewater in the foreground Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia. Credit: Jonathan Moore/Simon Fraser University