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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New research reveals first warm-blooded fish

New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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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 scientists ...

dateMay 21, 2015 in Ecology
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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 while most people ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Ecology
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When estimating fish populations, seeing is believing

Somewhere off the Atlantic coast of Florida, a fishing boat bobs in the swell, and Nate Bacheler helps swing a fish trap over the side. It's a big metal cage shaped like a giant arrowhead, and it looks like the standard design. ...

dateFeb 18, 2015 in Ecology
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