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Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin
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Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin

NOAA has partnered with McKenzie River Trust to increase natural floodplain connectivity along Finn Rock Reach in Oregon’s McKenzie River. The project is restoring important habitat for threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook salmon. Monitoring from earlier phases of the effort has shown more Chinook salmon using the restored habitat. Restoration at Finn Rock Reach will continue to increase the amount...

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Recovery Plan for Colorado Pikeminnow
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Public Invited to Comment on Draft Recovery Plan for Colorado Pikeminnow

DENVER — Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing the availability of a Draft Recovery Plan for the Colorado pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius). The Service invites the public to provide comments for the next 60 days. Recovery Plans are non-regulatory documents that act as a guidebook towards a shared goal of ensuring a species’ long-term survival...

New England Fishery Management Council Meeting
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New England Fishery Management Council Meeting

Register for the Webinar > HERE Sending comments? Written comments must be received at the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) office no later than 8:00 a.m., Thursday, December 1, 2022 to be considered at this meeting. Please address comments to Council Chair Eric Reid or Executive Director Tom Nies at: NEFMC, 50 Water Street,...

State Proposes Limits on Menhaden Fishing in the Bay After Spills
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State Proposes Limits on Menhaden Fishing in the Bay After Spills

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is considering new limits on the controversial menhaden fishery after two spills of dead fish fouled Eastern Shore beaches in July and sparked calls for an outright ban. The Reedville-based fleet operated by Omega Protein spilled 4,895 menhaden on Silver Beach over the July 4 weekend and an estimated 10,000...

New Gulf Oil Spill Study Finds Even Deadlier Impact on One of Florida’s Most Popular Fish
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New Gulf Oil Spill Study Finds Even Deadlier Impact on One of Florida’s Most Popular Fish

More than a decade after BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded into a lethal inferno that killed 11 and spilled more than 3 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers piecing together its lasting impacts have found more profound damage than previously known — to one of the Gulf’s most important fish. Testing wild...

Striped Bass Fishing With the American Sportfishing Association
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Striped Bass Fishing With the American Sportfishing Association

On November 7, 2022, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) convened in Long Branch, NJ for their 80th annual meeting. In town to monitor the fisheries discussions was Mike Waine, Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). Just a few hours before ASMFC revealed that the striped bass fishery is no...

Public Input Sought on Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Management Plan
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Public Input Sought on Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Management Plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are seeking public input to guide the future management of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. Located 130 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was established by Presidential Proclamation in 2016...

Offshore Wind Farms Change Marine Ecosystems
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Offshore Wind Farms Change Marine Ecosystems

The expansion of offshore wind farms in the North Sea is making progress. But the consequences for the marine environment they are built in have not yet been fully researched. Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have already provided valuable insights into the effects of wind farms in past studies. In their latest publication, they now...

As Shark Numbers Plummet, Nations Seek Ban on Devastatingly Effective Gear
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As Shark Numbers Plummet, Nations Seek Ban on Devastatingly Effective Gear

Famed undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau had a favorite shark: the oceanic whitetip, or Carcharhinus longimanus. He said they were the most dangerous of all sharks, more so than the great white (Carcharodon carcharias). Some researchers believe the species used to be one of the world’s most abundant vertebrates longer than 6 feet (1.8 meters). Today, however,...

Seagrass Crucial to Stemming the Tide of Coastal Erosion
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Seagrass Crucial to Stemming the Tide of Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion is a global problem that is often combated by replenishing the coast and beaches with new sand in locations where storms wreak the greatest havoc. According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Geological Survey of Sweden, 12 per cent of Skåne’s coastline in southern Sweden is vulnerable to increasing rates of coastal...