Sardines are known for wide population swings. Scientists are working to understand the variability and a decline which led to the recent West Coast suspension of commercial sardine fishing. Read More . . .
Spring-run Chinook salmon may once again return to their historical habitat high in the Sierra Nevadas. Read More . . .
Dedicated scientists and volunteers are on a mission to better understand the now rare abalone species. They're diving deeper to recover the listed populations. Read More . . .
NOAA Fisheries identifies opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths. Read More . . .
The 2015 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award goes to NOAA and partners for developing a device to prevent migratory seabird mortality in the West Coast Groundfish longline fishery. Read More . . .
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- NOAA Fisheries releases 90-day finding on petition received to delist Snake River fall Chinook
- Final Recommendations by Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing & Seafood Fraud
- Final Rule to Implement Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-trip Notification Requirements in the West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery
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