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2019 Maine Fishermen’s Forum: Together We Achieve More

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is an annual gathering of commercial fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government representatives, and other stakeholders to talk about Maine’s commercial fishing industry, markets, technology, safety, and more. Scientists
February 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
men sorting catch aboard fishing vessel

New App Makes Endangered Species Habitat Easy to Find

A new Protected Resources application displays the locations of ESA protected marine and anadromous species as well as their habitats.
February 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Areas of critical habitat on the West Coast.

Restoration Webinar Series: Seeking Presenters for 2019

Webinar series hosted by NOAA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Society for Ecological Restoration is seeking presenters for its seventh season by February 28.
February 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Extended: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to March 5 to protect an aggregation of 19 right whales sighted in this area on February 17.
February 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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New MRIP Organizational Structure Reflects Greater Emphasis on Regional Implementation

The Marine Recreational Information Program has adopted a new organizational structure to reflect its shift in focus from developing, testing, and certifying survey designs to facilitating data collection and addressing regional needs.
February 21, 2019 - Feature Story ,
An organizational chart that depicts the structure of the teams that make up the Marine Recreational Information Program.

The Spring Bloom Awakens the Waters of Long Island Sound

Recently the waters of Long Island Sound awoke with new life. The spring bloom has begun—an ecologically important annual occurrence in the temperate North Atlantic Ocean, sub-polar regions, and coastal waters.
February 21, 2019 - Feature Story ,
phytoplankton in water sample magnified

Ocean Acidification Could Affect Pacific Cod Development

Progress made in understanding what this could mean for Alaska’s second most valuable Groundfish fishery.
February 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Pacific cod larvae

Using Quality Management Tools to Improve the Stock Assessment Process in the Southeast

Workshop brings together fisheries-dependent data experts and stock assessment scientists to improve stock assessment processes in the Southeast.
February 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Marc Lammers, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Marc Lammers is a pioneer of bioacoustic monitoring research for not just whales and dolphins, but also coral reefs.
February 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Researching sitting in a boat with headsets.

The Mysterious Kona Crab and its Sustainable Fishery

Researchers assessed the status of the main Hawaiian Islands stock, and the results are good.
February 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Illustration of Kona crab