Alaska's Pollock Fishery: A Model of Sustainability
Alaska pollock is the second largest fishery in the world and the biggest in the United States by volume. It’s worth an estimated $1.9 billion, supporting nearly 30,000 U.S. jobs. It’s also recognized worldwide for being well-managed and sustainable.
Reeling to Rebuilding: Success for West Coast Groundfish Fisheries
Collaborative research between NOAA Fisheries and the commercial/sport fishing community has proven a recipe for success in the West Coast groundfish fishery. Nine of 10 overfished stocks have been rebuilt since 2000, and the future looks bright.
Reflections on the West Coast Groundfish Survey
On the West Coast, a unique collaboration has formed between fishermen and scientists to more effectively survey groundfish in response to major fisheries closures two decades ago. Members of this partnership celebrate this approach and the results.
A Commercial Fisherman’s Perspective on Getting Involved in Fisheries Management
Sportfishing Captain Joe Villareal decided to get involved in fisheries research and management when he saw cuts introduced to the West Coast groundfish fishery as a result of overfishing two decades ago. In this video, learn why.
Sustainable Seafood: A U.S. Fisherman’s Perspective
In his own words, a New England commercial fisherman talks about his love for fishing, fisheries management in the U.S., and why our seafood is the best in the world. Celebrate National Seafood Month with Chris Brown.
Sustainable Journey: 40 Years Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act
How did the United States get to where it is today with sustainable fisheries? Through 40 years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. U.S. fisheries include more than 470 fish stocks and stock complexes and are globally recognized as responsibly managed.
The ABCs of Stock Assessments
Stock assessments are critical to modern fisheries management. These scientific studies are based on models of fish populations that require data on abundance, biology, and catch -- the "ABCs" of stock assessment.
Tackling Bycatch in U.S. Fisheries
Bycatch threatens the sustainability and resiliency of our local fishing communities, regional economies, and ocean ecosystems. NOAA Fisheries has a 40-year track record of collaborating with fishermen, academia, and our partners to address bycatch.
U.S. Aquaculture By The Numbers
NOAA Fisheries highlights U.S. aquaculture during Aquaculture Week, September 25-29, 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2017/09/aquaculture-week-2017.html .
Working with Fishermen to Research Atlantic Sharks
What information can shark scientists gather from species caught in cooperative research fisheries? What have they learned about the sandbar shark population? What are the benefits to fish consumers from these fisheries? This video provides answers.
Meet Bob Keese, Scalloper
Bob Keese is a scalloper operating out of Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This video showcases how Bob and his crew fish for scallops using a dredge, and shuck about 600 pounds of scallop meat before they reach the docks at the end of the day.
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