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Texas Trustees Approve $39 Million, 13 Project Restoration Plan
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Texas Trustees Approve $39 Million, 13 Project Restoration Plan

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group has approved its Final Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #2. The projects in this plan compensate for the injury to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 13 projects, with an estimated cost of $39 million, are intended to restore and conserve wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitat; water quality (through nutrient reduction);...

Climate Change A Key Challenge to Sustainable Fishery Management
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Climate Change A Key Challenge to Sustainable Fishery Management

Sustainable fishing is a growing concern worldwide. But how easily can fisheries achieve sustainability? A survey conducted as part of the EU-funded EcoScope project sought to discover what EU fishery stakeholders thought were the main difficulties in sustainably managing European fisheries in the years to come. Identifying the key difficulties The comprehensive survey aimed to...

The Plan to Restore Diadromous Fishes to the Naugatuck River Watershed
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The Plan to Restore Diadromous Fishes to the Naugatuck River Watershed

The Naugatuck River is the largest tributary of the Housatonic River with a watershed encompassing 311 square miles. In order to provide a framework for restoring runs of selected diadromous fishes to the basin, the CT DEEP Fisheries Division has drafted the Plan to Restore Diadromous Fishes to the Naugatuck River Watershed. Diadromous fish species...

Registration Now Open for 2022 Coastal Cleanup
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Registration Now Open for 2022 Coastal Cleanup

Augusta – The Maine Coastal Program, a Division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR), has opened registration for the annual Coastal Cleanup. The Coastal Cleanup is a volunteer-driven initiative designed to clean debris from Maine’s coastal shores and waterfront communities. Part of the International Coastal Cleanup, Maine’s Coastal Cleanup will run during the...

More than $53.2 Million for Fish Habitat Conservation in 2022
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More than $53.2 Million for Fish Habitat Conservation in 2022

Washington, DC – Through the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) (www.fishhabitat.org), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and its partners are providing more than $53.2 million to support 78 fish habitat conservation projects across 37 states. The USFWS is providing $5.4 million this year, with non-governmental organizations, state resource agencies, and other partners contributing...

Restoring Habitat to Recover Coho Salmon on the Oregon Coast
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Restoring Habitat to Recover Coho Salmon on the Oregon Coast

Coho salmon populations on the Oregon Coast are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. There is not enough high-quality habitat available for these vulnerable juvenile fish to rear in. NOAA and partners help support the recovery of Oregon Coast coho by restoring the habitats they rely on for food, protection, and safe areas for...

ASMFC 2022 Summer Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available
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ASMFC 2022 Summer Meeting Supplemental Materials Now Available

Supplemental materials for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Summer Meeting are now available at http://www.asmfc.org/home/2022-summer-meeting for the following Boards/Committees (click on “Supplemental” following each relevant committee header to access the information). For ease of access, supplemental meeting materials have been combined into one PDF – http://www.asmfc.org/files/Meetings/2022SummerMeeting/ASMFC2022SummerMeeting_Supplemental.pdf. This will be a hybrid meeting (both in-person...

Georgia Waters Saved Again From Invasive Species
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Georgia Waters Saved Again From Invasive Species

For the second time in just over one year, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) staff responded to a citizen inquiry about invasive zebra mussels found attached to a vessel prior to its launch into Lake Lanier. “We are grateful for the keen eye of this particular boat owner, and we extend thanks...

$95 Million Funding Recommended to Reverse the Declines of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead
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$95 Million Funding Recommended to Reverse the Declines of West Coast Salmon and Steelhead

NOAA Fisheries is recommending more than $95 million in funding for 19 new and continuing programs and projects to support West Coast salmon and steelhead populations. We are recommending $61 million in annual appropriation funding and $34 million in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding, awarded through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. Read more...