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Profiles in Sustainability: A New Look for FishWatch

Our recently redesigned FishWatch website can help seafood consumers understand why U.S. seafood is a sustainable source of healthy protein. Now integrated with the NOAA Fisheries website, its searchable species profiles quickly connect users to a wealth of information on U.S. seafood. Watch the video to learn how to navigate the new home of FishWatch!

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Propose Revisions to Regulations Implementing the Endangered Species Act

During this 50th anniversary year of the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing a series of revisions to the joint regulations that guide their implementation of this landmark statute.

Green Turtle Conservation Successes and Continuing Challenges

A look at the successes and challenges faced by different green turtle populations.

Sharpen Your Shark Facts

Celebrate 30 years of federal Atlantic shark fisheries management with new fin-tastic shark facts each week this summer!



New Abundance Estimate for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Last week, NOAA Fisheries announced an updated abundance estimate for endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales. New survey estimates and recent trend data suggest the population may be stable and possibly increasing.

The “Steller” Success Story of a Sea Lion Population

Removed from the Endangered Species List in 2013, the eastern distinct population segment of the Steller sea lion is still recovered a decade later.

Alaska’s Threatened and Endangered Species

In celebration of the Endangered Species Act’s 50th Anniversary, we are featuring the marine mammal and sea turtle species found in Alaska that are protected under the act.

West Coast

Toxic Algal Bloom Suspected in Dolphin and Sea Lion Deaths in Southern California

The rapid growth of harmful algae along parts of the Southern California Coast is believed to have killed hundreds of California sea lions and close to 60 dolphins in the first weeks of June. The West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network asks beachgoers to keep a safe distance and report strandings to the West Coast Region Stranding Hotline: (866) 767-6114.


Pacific Islands

$1 Million for Sea Turtle and Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation in the Pacific Islands

NOAA Fisheries’ Pacific Islands Regional Office proposes funding for more than a dozen international and Hawaiʻi-based projects that help the recovery of sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seals.