$64 Million Approved for Two Habitat Restoration Projects in Coastal Louisiana

NOAA works through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program to support resilient communities and sustainable fisheries in Louisiana.

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aerial view of fish passge project Hemphill Dam after rehabilitation. Image courtesy ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Fishermen on boat lowers sea scallops into the water. Fishermen lowers sea scallops into the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
Several vibrantly colored animals, including a pink mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), a green-hues bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (center) on a dark rocky outcrop Several vibrantly colored animals, including a mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (center) near Jarvis Island in the U.S. Pacific Islands. Credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration
NOAA Ship Oregon II conducting shark and boney fish research. NOAA Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie sailed aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II. Since 1995 the bottom longline survey has been conducted on the Oregon II for shark and bony fish research. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
A harbor seal is released from a crate on a beach in New Hampshire. Several people watch from beyond the cordoned off area Release of a rehabilitated harbor seal rescued in Rye, New Hampshire by Prescott Grant recipient Seacoast Science Center. Credit: Seacoast Science Center.