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NOAA Fisheries

Janet Coit casts her line into the water with others in background
Washington, D.C. — Janet Coit has been appointed to lead NOAA Fisheries, which is responsible for managing the nation’s marine fisheries and conserving protected marine species, as the assistant administrator under the Biden-Harris Administration. Coit will also serve as acting assistant secretary...
Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While supportive of federal conservation efforts, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga says he does not support additional federal regulation for coral critical habitat that are already protected under American Samoa law. “American Samoa is already highly-federally...
Man fishing off the shore
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA Fisheries is proud to release We Fish! American Samoa. It is a collaboration with local fishermen and fishing communities to tell the story of recreational and non-commercial fishing in American Samoa. The video gives a glimpse into the different types of fishing...
Fishing rate in American Samoa
Honolulu, HAWAII — Scientists assessed the stocks of bottomfish in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and the results varied. Bottomfish stocks in three U.S. Pacific territories are not as healthy as previously thought, according to a new report from NOAA’s...
Western Pacific Fishery Management Council logo
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Commerce Department this week announced the appointment of 30 members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. Twenty-nine of the new and reappointed council members will serve three-year terms from...