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National Climate Assessment Report Released

The recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume ll is an extensive scientific assessment of climate change impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States. The assessment includes climate change impacts on 10 US. regions and 15 sectors...
November 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Nominations Sought for Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Through Dec. 24

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. Nominations are sought for vacant positions.
November 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
MAFAC meeting.

Statement by John Henderschedt, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 21, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bluefin tuna.

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

New voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of four right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Window to an Underwater World

Milford scientists evaluate aquaculture oyster cages as habitat using GoPro cameras
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Video still of subadult male tautog pursuing larger female near oyster cage.

Alaska Pollock Spawning Season May be Earlier Under Climate Change

A new study shows how climate and fishing are changing pollock spawning time, and how changes in spawning time could affect fisheries in the future.
November 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Three’s A Crowd: NOAA Dehooks Several Seals in Two-Month Span

NOAA Successfully Dehooks Three Monk Seals in Recent Months.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fish hook with line and pliers removed from monk seal.

NOAA Seeks Applications for Community-based Habitat Restoration Project Funding

$6 million in Community-based Restoration Program funding available for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2019.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone

NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources, is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Diver underwater holding a pvc cage with a concrete base in kelp forest

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.