NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) is a federal agency and a division of the Department of Commerce. NMFS is charged with the responsibility of management, conservation and protection of living marine resources within the USA Exclusive Economic Zone (water 3 to 200 miles off-shore). NMFS predicts the status of fish stock, ensures compliance with conservation regulations and promotes sustainable fisheries. NMFS welcomes public inquires and media inquiries about their work and Web site.

Address
NOAA Fisheries Service,Partnerships &Communication, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Springs, MD 20910
E-mail
Cyber.Fish@noaa.gov
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For pollock surveys in Alaska, things are looking up

Shelikof Strait, in the Gulf of Alaska, is an important spawning area for walleye pollock, the target of the largest—and one of the most valuable—fisheries in the nation. This year, a team of NOAA Fisheries ...

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Sea lion strandings: The view from the rookery

For a few months now, sea lion pups have been stranding on the coast of Southern California. So many have washed up, emaciated and exhausted, that marine mammal care centers can scarcely hold them all. But ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Automatic Whale Detector, version 1.0

Every year, gray whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic to their wintering grounds off Baja California in Mexico. And roughly every other year, scientists with binoculars count them ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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