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Habitat Restoration Supports Jobs, Stewardship

A technical memorandum from the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation looks at economic and environmental benefits from 125 habitat restoration projects from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
April 04, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Fisheries of the United States, 2018

Each year NOAA Fisheries compiles key fisheries statistics from the previous year into an annual snapshot documenting fishing’s importance to the nation.

Study Shows Pacific Cod Eggs Are Highly Vulnerable To Changes In Bottom Temperature

The 2013 to 2016 marine heatwave—known as “The Blob”—is the largest warm anomaly ever recorded in the North Pacific. In the Gulf of Alaska, scientists have connected low numbers of Pacific cod larvae, juveniles, and adults to loss of spawning habitat.
February 20, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Large fish in a lab pool

To Manage Global Trawling Impact, Think Local

Local context is the key to best practices for bottom trawl fishing.
February 13, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Exploring Women’s Engagement in 30 Years of Alaska Fisheries

A look at historical data through the lens of gender illuminates the dynamic role women play in Alaska’s commercial fisheries.
February 06, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Portrait of brunette woman with orange coat on a boat with ocean in background.

Three Living Shorelines Creating Habitat, Protecting the Gulf Coast

NOAA is working with state partners on living shoreline projects in the Gulf of Mexico—restoring and creating resilient coastal habitats and communities damaged by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
July 30, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Survey Says: California Anglers Interested in More Habitat for Fishing

Anglers in the Sacramento River system show support for new salmon fishing opportunities above dams currently blocking fish passage.
June 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Extension of the Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey

Great news! We have extended the Hawaiʻi Diving and Snorkeling Survey through June 2019.
May 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,

New Interactive Mapping Tool, Reports Help Understand Coastal Resilience

Partners at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation assessed coastal resilience in five regions and eight watersheds in the contiguous United States, making data available for use in planning and projects.
May 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Oregon Coastal Habitat Project Restores Coho and Reduces Flooding

The Southern Flow Corridor project, which restored salmon habitat in Tillamook, Oregon, also provides flood protection for surrounding communities.
April 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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