IUU fishing threatens marine habitat and fish stock health through overfishing. (Credit: Carsten Fonsdal Mikkelsen/Flickr)

New Satellite System To Track Pirate Fishing

About 20 % of the world’s fishing catch is taken illegally by poachers, experts estimate, but a new satellite tracking system launched on Wednesday aims to crack down on the industrial-scale theft known as “pirate fishing.”

Squid are one of the many abundant resources found in New York's ocean waters. (Credit: NOAA)

New York Ocean Action Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of State (DOS) are pleased to announce the release of the draft New York Ocean Action Plan (OAP).

Craig McLean Named New Leader For NOAA Research

Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of OAR, has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise, including laboratories and programs across the country.