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  • NOAA Selects New Great Lake Habitat Focus Areas

    Feb 20: NOAA has chosen two sites in the Great Lakes—Muskegon Lake and the St. Louis River estuary—as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint.

  • Protecting Fish from California's Extreme Drought

    Feb 18: To ensure California’s threatened and endangered fish populations survive the drought, NOAA is working hand-in-hand with the state and other federal agencies on water, fisheries and wildlife strategies.

  • NOAA Announces Two New Habitat Focus Areas

    Feb 4: NOAA has chosen two sites in the Pacific Islands—Guam and West Hawaii—as the next Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint.

  • What's Happening to Our Coastal Wetlands?

    Nov 21: The U.S. is losing wetland habitat at a rate of 7 football fields an hour. Learn more about wetland loss in the new report by NOAA and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

  • NOAA Awards $36 Million for Coastal Restoration

    Oct 23: NOAA is awarding $36 million for more than 40 coastal habitat restoration projects across the United States. These projects will restore up to 16,000 acres of habitat, and open nearly 400 stream miles for fish passage.

  • New Report Summarizes Climate Change Impacts

    Aug 27: According to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, the nation’s valuable ocean ecosystems and marine resources are already being impacted by a changing climate.

  • Ross Sea—An Ecological Treasure

    Jul 1: Nations consider adoption of proposal to protect the Ross Sea, one of the most unique and biologically rich places on earth.

  • Largest Oyster Restoration in Chesapeake Bay

    May 29: There are three important things to consider when building an oyster reef: location, location, location.

  • NOAA Supports Unfettered Access for River Herring

    May 30: Recently, the legislation to open fish passage on the St. Croix River for river herring became law. This photo is of an underwater school of herring in the St. Croix River. Credit: Ben Gahagan, CTDEEP.

  • Vets Restore Endangered Salmon Habitat

    May 22: Our new video highlights military veterans working to restore endangered salmon habitat in California, a NOAA-funded pilot project in partnership with the California Conservation Corps and California's Department of Fish and Game.

  • New Report—"More Habitat Means More Fish"

    May 7: NOAA announces the release of an illustrated report outlining the crucial role that habitat plays in keeping U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries strong.

  • More Habitat Means More Fish

    Apr 29: U.S. fisheries play an enormous role in the U.S. economy, and healthy freshwater, coastal, and marine habitats are essential to those fisheries.