Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater. Credit: Adobe Stock

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

7/8/2024 - 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
River herring migrating up a Cape Cod stream (Photo: Danielle Weissman/NOAA)

Largest Salt Marsh Restoration in the Northeast to Bring Back Cape Cod River Herring

6/26/2024 - By fisheries.noaa.gov. NOAA and our partners are helping river herring safely reach their historic spawning grounds by restoring a degraded estuary in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. After decades of planning, NOAA and our partners are moving forward with the Herring River Restoration Project, the largest salt marsh restoration effort in the northeast… SEE MORE
Project partners from NOAA and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority stand in the restored marsh (Photo: Nick Gremillion/CPRA

470-Acre Coastal Wetland Restored in Louisiana with $14 Million in NOAA Funding

5/6/2024 - By fisheries.noaa.gov. Through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program, NOAA and its partners restored Bayou De Cade to help combat land loss and support fisheries. In honor of American Wetlands Month, we’re celebrating the success of a large-scale marsh restoration project in coastal Louisiana. NOAA’s Office of Habitat… SEE MORE
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Where the Leatherbacks Roam

4/1/2024 - By fisheries.noaa.gov. Leatherback sea turtles are known to travel thousands of miles to move from warm, tropical and subtropical nesting areas to cooler, prey-rich feeding grounds. These locations—and the journey between them—are critical for supporting this species’ survival. New research has confirmed important foraging grounds along the Atlantic migration corridor for these aquatic… SEE MORE