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Climate Vulnerability Assessments

NOAA Fisheries assesses the vulnerability of fish stocks, protected species (mammals, sea turtles), habitats and fishing communities to changing climate and ocean conditions, to better prepare the many diverse people and businesses that depend on them.

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Graphic of globe showing sea surface height change from 1992 to 2019 Graphic of globe showing sea surface height change from 1992 to 2019. Credit: NASA.
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Rainbow over Mukilteo Field Station on the waterfront of Puget Sound in Mukilteo, Washington Rainbow over Mukilteo Field Station on the waterfront of Puget Sound in Mukilteo, Washington. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Administrator, Dick Jones of Blue Ocean Mariculture, and Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator at Seafood Expo North America in March 2022 NOAA Administrator, Dr. Richard Spinrad, Dick Jones of Blue Ocean Mariculture, and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator, Janet Coit, at Seafood Expo North America in March 2022. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.