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NOAA Announces Latest Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste

Multi-year partnership with Ducks Unlimited has an initial funding amount of $1.8 million to help restore habitats in Texas damaged from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
August 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Announces Reimbursement of Sector At-Sea Monitoring Costs

NOAA Fisheries today announced a plan to cover all at-sea monitoring costs for Northeast groundfish sector vessels in fishing year 2018. NOAA will also reimburse industry for more of their fishing year 2017 of at-sea monitoring expenses, using remaining p
August 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Sorting catch on board, sorting conveyor and orange buckets.

Some Good News for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Although the Pacific bluefin tuna numbers continue to be low, there are signs the population is recovering and rebuilding targets set forth by the international agreement are on track to be met.
August 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Deep-Seeing Is Believing: Researcher Helps Develop New Tool For Ocean Exploration

Testing planned for August cruise on NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow.
August 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Deep See, with modified test equipment ready for testing.

A Little Bit of Seawater Is Helping Scientists Study Elusive Harbor Porpoise off the Coast of Alaska

Scientists hope genetic approaches can help them determine the number of harbor porpoise populations in Southeast Alaska.
August 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Schoppmeyer Memorial Park in New Hampshire Honors NOAA Fisheries Special Agent

In July, the residents of Newmarket, NH named the Schoppmeyer Memorial Park in honor of NOAA Fisheries Special Agent Christopher "Schotzy" Schoppmeyer, who died in 2016.
August 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Reward at $13,000 for information in the case of a pregnant dolphin shot and killed

Pregnant dolphin and unborn calf dead after mother is shot
August 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Oyster Bar 101

With oyster aquaculture production on the rise in many regions of the United States, more and more people are finding themselves at oyster bars. Also known as a raw bar, these establishments offer guests a variety of different types of oysters as well as the experience of eating in a more hands-on way. Whether you are looking to impress a date or just avoid spilling cocktail sauce on your shirt, here is some advice for oyster bar beginners.
August 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Raw oysters rest on a dish full of ice next to a Rappahannock Oyster Bar menu.

United States and Canada Collaborate On Aquaculture

Food-related industries are the backbones of the U.S. and Canadian economies. These industries increase food security and export opportunities and provide important rural jobs. Aquaculture is an expanding food-related industry in both nations and is the w
August 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Enforcement Taking Action Against Charter Halibut Fishing Violators

Snapshot of NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement efforts on compliance in the charter halibut fishing industry in Alaska and taking enforcement action when appropriate.
August 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,