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  • 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.

  • NOAA Awards Almost $3M for 2015 Prescott Grants

    NOAA Awards Almost $3M for 2015 Prescott Grants

    Sept 10: NOAA awards almost $3 million of grants given through the 2015 Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grants program.

  • Fisheries Welcomes New Habitat Office Leadership

    Fisheries Welcomes New Habitat Office Leadership

    Aug 26: With 30 years’ experience in NOAA, Pat Montanio (r) will return to NOAA Fisheries in September to once again lead the Office of Habitat Conservation. Carrie Selberg (l) has been selected as Deputy Director for Habitat.

  • Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Aug 10: NOAA issues proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries. Comment period open until Nov. 9.

  • Landon Appointed NOAA's Head of Law Enforcement

    Landon Appointed NOAA's Head of Law Enforcement

    Jul 30: Jim Landon has been appointed head of NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement. He brings an array of skills and experience to the role.

  • NOAA Recommends $25 Million in SK Projects

    NOAA Recommends $25 Million in SK Projects

    Jun 25: NOAA Fisheries announced that it is recommending 88 projects for a total of $25 million under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program. This is the most significant amount of funding ever granted by NOAA under this program.

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