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Protecting Species and Places

The Protecting Species and Places (PSP) Program was formed by NOAA Fisheries and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to build partnerships in linking and aligning place-based and species-based conservation efforts within U.S. waters and beyond.

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NOAA Ship Oregon II conducting shark and boney fish research. NOAA Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie sailed aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II. Since 1995 the bottom longline survey has been conducted on the Oregon II for shark and bony fish research. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
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Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a blue kayak on the water Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a kayak on the water. Credit: Sandra Lewis.