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  • Oyster Farming in a Hawaiian Fishpond

    Oyster Farming in a Hawaiian Fishpond

    Oct. 22: Last year, Kualoa Ranch began selling the first grown-to-maturity oysters in Hawaiʻi in 27 years. Learn about the process of growing oysters in a Hawaiian fishpond and how the ranch's project came to be.

  • Streamlining Hawaiian Fishpond Restoration

    Streamlining Hawaiian Fishpond Restoration

    Sept 22: NOAA worked with federal and state agencies and local restoration groups to streamline the permitting process for restoring native Hawaiian fishponds.

  • NOAA Lists 20 New Corals Under ESA

    NOAA Lists 20 New Corals Under ESA

    Aug 25: NOAA Lists 20 New Corals as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act.

  • NOAA Dedicates Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center

    NOAA Dedicates Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center

    Dec 17: On December 16, NOAA held a dedication ceremony to unveil the Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center located on Ford Island in Honolulu.

  • Public Comment Extended to List 66 Coral Species

    Public Comment Extended to List 66 Coral Species

    Feb 25: The public comment period is extended for NOAA's proposed listing of 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Getting to the Bottom of Marine Mammal Crimes

    Getting to the Bottom of Marine Mammal Crimes

    Oct 3: Special agents and enforcement officers with NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement investigate crimes against marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.

  • Award-Winning Scientist Pioneers Turtle Research

    Award-Winning Scientist Pioneers Turtle Research

    July 23: Dr. Kyle S. Van Houtan, NOAA Fisheries research ecologist, was honored by the White House with a prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research on climate effects on sea turtles populations.

  • Exploring Climate Impacts on Coastal Cultures

    Exploring Climate Impacts on Coastal Cultures

    July 18: NOAA and partners explore how climate change affects U.S. indigenous coastal cultures during the First Stewards symposium at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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