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Scientists Project More Ice Cover on Great Lakes in 2021

1/22/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA scientists project the maximum Great Lakes ice cover for 2021 will be 30 percent, higher than last year’s maximum of 19.5 percent, but part of a long-term pattern of declining ice cover likely driven by climate change. The maximum typically occurs between mid-February and early March. The 30-percent projected… SEE MORE

Coast Guard Issues Warning to Mariners Turning off AIS

1/22/2021 by US Harbors

The Coast Guard is issuing a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of disabling a vessel’s Automated Identification System. The Coast Guard has seen an alarming increase of commercial fishing and crabbing vessels disabling their AIS, purportedly in an attempt to keep their fishing… SEE MORE

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Gulf of Mexico Marine Sanctuary Nearly Triples in Size

1/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Charlotte Runzel. This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA for short, announced it will expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to nearly triple its current size. Situated on salt domes rising up from the seafloor, Flower Garden Banks is one of only two marine sanctuaries in… SEE MORE

News from Our Coasts: January 2021

1/20/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR JANUARY Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month   Updates from US Harbors The first full moon of the New Year will occur on January 28th – learn why it’s called the… SEE MORE

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The Role of the Modern America’s Cup Weatherman

1/19/2021 by US Harbors

By Peter Isler. In Auckland, New Zealand, the 75-foot foilers will be wedged into small, inshore boundary-constrained racetracks where wind shifts still matter, but given the speed of the boats and the dimensions of the racecourse, it’s about a minute of sailing between ­boundaries. Tack on shifts? Maybe not. Given the cost… SEE MORE

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NOAA Finalizes Citizen Science Strategy

1/19/2021 by US Harbors

NOAA released its Citizen Science Strategy, providing a path to better observe, predict, and understand the environment, and manage and conserve natural resources by harnessing the power of the crowd. NOAA engages the public in support of key mission areas through the rapidly growing field of citizen science — a… SEE MORE

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Winter Fishing for California Yellowtail

1/18/2021 by US Harbors

By Jim Hendricks. The California yellowtail ranks as one of the most sought-after and prized game fish on the West Coast. This Pacific member of the amberjack family can reach weights in excess of 35 pounds or more, displays amazing power, possesses an affinity for snag-infested structure and makes for… SEE MORE

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America's Cup: Patriot Capsizes in Gusty Conditions

1/18/2021 by US Harbors

By John Sinnott. Emergency management plans were put into operation during the America’s Cup challenger series on Sunday when American Magic’s Patriot yacht dramatically capsized in gusty conditions in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. The team’s AC75 “flying” yacht was damaged in the incident during the Prada Cup race and began taking on water,… SEE MORE

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Seattle Boat Show 2021 Goes Online

Nationwide January 28 - January 31

Ongoing COVID restrictions are preventing the Seattle Boat Show from being held in person in January 2021, but are not preventing the show organizers from producing a powerful boating event in January. The show will go on—but in a digital format. The digital show will take place Thursday, Jan. 28 through Sunday,… SEE MORE

Ice Fishing Virtual Workshop For Women

Nationwide February 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern

The New Jersey Outdoors Program is offering an hour-long virtual ice fishing workshop tailored for women on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. Participants will receive a workshop packet ahead of time that provides a hands-on aspect to the workshop. For more information visit the links below: Workshop Information (pdf) NJ Outdoors Programs SEE MORE

Intermediate Marina Management Course

Nationwide February 3 @ 1:00 PM - February 25 @ 4:00 PM Eastern

Virtual Course:  February 3-25, 2021    Registration Now Open!   This course will be held each Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST.  Attendance at each session is required to pass course. Online Application Course Agenda  SEE MORE

2021 New Jersey Freshwater Fisheries Forum

Nationwide February 27

The North Fisheries Forum, originally scheduled for this Saturday, January 23, is being combined with the South Fisheries Forum and will be held virtually. The 2021 Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be Saturday, February 27 at 10am. This year's topics include: Freshwater Fisheries Updates Warmwater Fish Production Activities Potential Impacts of Climate Change… SEE MORE