Fisheries Observers in the Northeast U.S.: Behind the Numbers
Observers are a crucial piece of the Northeast fisheries management puzzle. On commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina, they collect data that form the basis of stock assessments. Learn more about the people behind the numbers!
What Does It Take to be a Fisheries Observer in the Northeast U.S.?
What does it take to be a Northeast fisheries observer? Find out from current and former observers. Interested? Sign up at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/data/fishery-monitoring-service-providers-northeast-and-mid-atlantic-programs
Investments in Bycatch Reduction
NOAA Fisheries invests millions of dollars in research to reduce bycatch and keep fisheries sustainable.
Fish Life History: An Important Role in Fisheries Management
Understanding fish life histories—or how a fish ages, grows, and reproduces throughout its life—is key to sustainably managing fisheries. Learn how scientists determine a fish’s life history profile and how we can support healthy fish populations.
Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Island Fishing Values
The COVID-19 pandemic had global impacts to human health, safety, and livelihoods, including to Pacific Island fisheries. Pacific Islands region fishers share how the pandemic affected their livelihoods and how they adapted.
Our Climate & Our Fisheries: Join the Conversation
Climate change is causing significant impacts to our oceans, marine life, and ecosystems—and the communities and economies that depend on them. It affects every aspect of our mission. Find out how we are preparing and responding to these changes.
Fishery Observers On Board
Fishery observers are biologists that undergo intense training to become fishery observers at sea on commercial fishing vessels. They collect vital information about the health of fish species, which is used to manage the U.S.'s valuable fish stocks.
Electronic Vessel Trip Reporting in the Greater Atlantic Region
Starting November 2021, NOAA Fisheries will require electronic vessel trip reporting in the Greater Atlantic region. Learn about the requirements and how to make your reporting easier and more efficient with our Fish Online app.
Northeast Surveys: The Fisheries We Count On
Each year, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center conducts multiple surveys at sea to understand how fish stocks and the marine ecosystem is changing over time. Go behind the scenes on our bottom trawl, sea scallop, and ecosystems monitoring surveys!
Northeast Fisheries Science Center: Where Marine Traditions and Science Meet
There is a place where history and science come together, where people's love of the ocean is matched only by their desire to serve. Welcome to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center!
NOAA Fisheries: Celebrating 150 Years of Service
At NOAA Fisheries, we've been working for the past 150 years to carry out our mission: supporting sustainable fisheries and safe sources of seafood; protecting marine life; and conserving healthy ecosystems. Here’s to the future of NOAA Fisheries.
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