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  • Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    June 25: The Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region is researching marine mining impacts on red king crab habitat in Alaska's Norton Sound.

  • What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    June 24: Invasive species, or species that are introduced to a new area where they have the potential to cause harm, could significantly affect the ecosystems that make Alaska so productive for fisheries.

  • Celebrating Habitat Month

    Celebrating Habitat Month

    June 22: We’re celebrating Habitat Month here in Fisheries. Learn more about some of our ongoing habitat conservation efforts on Penobscot River watershed in Maine and some highlights including the visible, positive impact our efforts are having.

  • NOAA to Break Ground on Barrier Island Restoration

    NOAA to Break Ground on Barrier Island Restoration

    Apr 24: This year, NOAA will break ground on the restoration of Chenier Ronquille Island, which is one of the islands in the Barataria Basin in Louisiana.

  • DWH Trustees Announce Early Restoration Projects

    DWH Trustees Announce Early Restoration Projects

    Apr 20: The Trustees and BP have identified approximately $134 million in projects to be included in the next proposed phase of early restoration. This milestone comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • New Habitat Focus Areas in Southeast and Caribbean

    New Habitat Focus Areas in Southeast and Caribbean

    Jan 7: NOAA has chosen two sites in the Southeast and Caribbean Region as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint.

  • Invasive Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs, Fisheries

    Invasive Lionfish Threaten Coral Reefs, Fisheries

    Dec 15: Invasive lionfish continue to threaten coral reefs and fisheries in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

  • NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area

    Nov 19: NOAA is designating Kachemak Bay, Alaska, as its next Habitat Focus Area. Kachemak Bay is valuable for its recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing, marine transportation, tourism, and threatened and endangered species.

  • A Photographic Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

    A Photographic Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

    Oct 1: A NOAA Fisheries expedition maps deep-water corals in the Bering Sea to ensure that healthy ecosystems and large-scale fisheries continue to co-exist.

  • Healthy Habitat: Key to U.S. Seafood and Fisheries

    Healthy Habitat: Key to U.S. Seafood and Fisheries

    Jul 15: Watch this short video to learn more about the important role healthy habitat serves as the foundation of America’s seafood and fisheries and what NOAA is doing to conserve habitat to rebuild fisheries.

  • Hauling Up Illegal Lobster Traps in Florida Keys

    Hauling Up Illegal Lobster Traps in Florida Keys

    Jul 16: Casitas (Spanish for “little houses”) are used to catch spiny lobsters by providing places for them to gather. A NOAA team is removing 300 of these illegal devices in the Florida Keys over the next two months.

  • Sustainable Fishing and the Bering Sea Canyons

    Sustainable Fishing and the Bering Sea Canyons

    Jun 5: Should the Bering Sea canyons be closed to fishing to protect sensitive habitats? Here are a few frequently asked questions about the science and the decision-making.

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