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  • Fisheries Economics of United States 2014 Report

    Fisheries Economics of United States 2014 Report

    May 26: NOAA Fisheries releases its annual Fisheries Economics of the U.S. with a number of improvements that provide a more accurate and detailed picture of the economic contribution fisheries play in the U.S. economy.

  • Status of Stocks: US Fisheries Continue to Rebuild

    Status of Stocks: US Fisheries Continue to Rebuild

    Apr 20: U.S. fisheries continue to rebuild and overfishing and overfished numbers remain near all-time lows. More from Status of Stocks 2015.

  • Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

    Apr 7: NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council announce 15 research projects have been selected for support from the 2016 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) program.

  • Final Rule Issued for Revised Green Turtle Listing

    Final Rule Issued for Revised Green Turtle Listing

    Apr 5: NOAA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reclassify green sea turtles into 11 Distinct Population Segments under Endangered Species Act, and and list turtles from two breeding populations currently considered endangered as threatened.

  • Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy Released

    Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy Released

    Feb 24: Comment now on NOAA's Draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy.

  • NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    NOAA Expands Opportunities for U.S. Aquaculture

    Jan 11: NOAA published a final rule implementing our nation’s first regional regulatory program for offshore aquaculture in federal waters, expanding opportunities for U.S. aquaculture and opening the door for U.S. seafood farming in the open ocean.

  • $23.7 Million to Support Wetlands Restoration

    $23.7 Million to Support Wetlands Restoration

    Dec 14: NOAA Fisheries announces the award of $23.7 million for the construction of the Oyster Bayou Marsh Restoration project under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Program.

  • New Climate Adaptation Leadership Award Announced

    New Climate Adaptation Leadership Award Announced

    Nov 12: New award recognizes outstanding efforts to increase awareness and safeguard U.S. natural resources from climate change

  • Projects Selected for Habitat Blueprint Funding

    Projects Selected for Habitat Blueprint Funding

    Oct 29: NOAA announces $467,046 in funding for three new projects under the Habitat Blueprint, which provides a framework for NOAA to think and act strategically to address the growing challenge of coastal and marine habitat loss and degradation.

  • NOAA Webinar for Potential SK Applicants - Oct. 22

    NOAA Webinar for Potential SK Applicants - Oct. 22

    Oct. 20: NOAA Fisheries will host a webinar on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 4:00 pm EST to provide an overview of the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants Program application process and answer questions from interested applicants.

  • Trustees Propose Comprehensive Restoration Plan

    Trustees Propose Comprehensive Restoration Plan

    Oct 5: The Trustees have proposed an integrated ecosystem restoration plan for the Gulf of Mexico based on thorough assessment of impacts to the Gulf’s natural resources—and the services they provide—following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • $2.5M in Grants Awarded  for Bycatch Solutions

    $2.5M in Grants Awarded for Bycatch Solutions

    Oct 1: NOAA Fisheries announces funding for 16 new Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program projects.

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