Fishing News in Holt, Whiskey Slough, CA

Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater. Credit: Adobe Stock

From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs

7/8/2024 by Param Bhatia

By fisheries.noaa.gov. New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began. The recovery of Pacific bluefin tuna has achieved a major milestone—the species exceeded international targets a decade ahead of schedule. The rebuilding of Pacific bluefin tuna reflects a fisheries management success. International organizations cooperated across the Pacific to… SEE MORE

These toy sea turtles, circled in red, were photographed using a drone flying at 128 feet altitude. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Eyes in the Sky: Using Drones to Measure Sea Turtles

7/7/2024 by Param Bhatia

By fisheries.noaa.gov. What do drones and toy turtles have in common? Scientists are using these tools to measure sea turtles in the wild without ever touching them. Drones not only take great photographs—they can also be used to take measurements. In our case, we use them to measure the size… SEE MORE