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Steep Decline in Giant Sea Turtles Seen off West Coast

4/12/2021 by US Harbors

By Gillian Flaccus and Haven Daley / AP. MONTEREY, Calif. — Scientists were documenting stranded sea turtles on California’s beaches nearly 40 years ago when they noticed that leatherbacks — massive sea turtles that date to the time of the dinosaurs — were among those washing up on shore. It… SEE MORE

Overwash of Cape Lookout National Seashore by large storm waves, North Carolina.

Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding

4/9/2021 by US Harbors

Habitats like tidal marshes, coral reefs, and seagrass beds serve as natural infrastructure that can help protect our coastal communities from flooding, erosion, and storms. NOAA Fisheries works to restore habitat for coastal and marine species, and many of our restoration projects provide natural infrastructure benefits as well. Two NOAA Fisheries-supported habitat… SEE MORE

Western Rivers Face Pinch as Another Dry Year Takes Shape

4/8/2021 by US Harbors

By Susan Montoya Bryan / AP News. As several states in the American West face intense drought, it’s shaping up to be a very difficult year for New Mexico farmers because of limited irrigation supplies, with some saying conditions haven’t been this dire since the 1950s. Snowpack and precipitation are… SEE MORE

After 100 Years, California Condor Could Return to Northwest

4/5/2021 by US Harbors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP). The endangered California condor could return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to allow the release of captive-bred giant vultures into Redwood National Park as early as this fall to create a “nonessential experimental population”… SEE MORE

Ancient Coins May Solve Mystery of Murderous 1600s Pirate

4/5/2021 by US Harbors

By William J. Kole. A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet’s oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal after… SEE MORE

US Harbors' Annual "Best Harbor in the U.S." Contest

Voting Begins in Search for 2021's "Best Harbor" in the U.S.

3/30/2021 by US Harbors

On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 voting begins in our 3rd annual “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest! Participation is free and open to everyone. Vote for your harbor at: The purpose of the contest is to promote the strength and vitality of coastal communities: the winning harbors have been… SEE MORE

How to Fold Nautical Charts in 7 Easy Steps

3/29/2021 by US Harbors

By OceanGrafix. When you get your nautical charts, you may be surprised by how large they are. To make them easy to use and store, you will need to fold your charts and know how to fold them back after use. For the best results, you’ll use an accordion fold,… SEE MORE

Image Courtesy of NOAA.

Slow Start, Higher Prices for Alaska Halibut Season

3/29/2021 by US Harbors

By Laine Welch. Halibut prices for Alaska fishermen for 2021 started out significantly higher than last year, despite sluggish demand and transportation logjams in some regions. The Pacific halibut fishery opened on March 6 and two weeks later only 80 deliveries were made, 46 at Southeast ports and 34 from the Central… SEE MORE


In light of global health concerns and the widespread cancellations of large gatherings, we recommend that you check directly with the organizer to confirm event status prior to attending.

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Mystic Seaport Museum Pirate Days

Mystic, CT April 14 - April 15

Avast, me hearties, join Mystic Seaport Museum for Pirate Days on April 14-15, a treasure trove of outdoor fun for the whole family! Grab your pirate map and put those navigation skills to the test to find the secret loot. Pirate lads and lasses of all ages will love our… SEE MORE

Bay Bridge Show Opening & Press Conference Invitation

Annapolis, MD April 15 @ 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Date: April 15, 2021 Time: 10:45am Location: Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville, MD The Annapolis Boat Shows invites you to celebrate the reopening of boat shows on the Chesapeake Bay during the 2021 Bay Bridge Boat Show. Join us Thursday, April 15 at 10:45am for a reception in our VIP Lounge, followed by remarks… SEE MORE

Maryland Coastal Commercial Fisheries Forum - ONLINE

Baltimore, MD April 16 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Date: April 16, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually. Google Meet Webinar Details: Join with Google Meet: Join by phone: (‪US‬)‪+1 860-629-0249‬ PIN:  ‪791 099 425#‬ SEE MORE

Coastal Commercial Fisheries Forum - ONLINE

Annapolis, MD April 16 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Topics from You - an opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns or ask for clarification on current issues US Wind - Update by Wolfgang Rain, Sea Risk Solutions Updates - highlight recent and/or future management actions being considered CARES Act Whelk Limited Entry, Shrimp Regulatory Comment Period - Spot Mid-Atlantic… SEE MORE