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NOAA Fisheries National Electronic Monitoring Workshop

Jaffrey Point, NH November 13 - November 14

The 3rd National EM Workshop Series will engage and educate new participants and foster an environment for collaboration across different fisheries and stakeholders regarding the opportunities and challenges associated with EM. Fishermen will have a platform to share their perspectives and to hear what is working and what needs improvement. The… SEE MORE

2nd Annual Delaware Oyster Fest at the Beach

Rehoboth Beach (outer coast), DE November 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Rehoboth / Dewey Oyster Fest November 16, 2019 from 1 PM until 4:30 PM. A true sea-farm to table experience. Sponsored by Dewey Selects! You have heard the reports. These amazing oysters were farmed and harvested right here in the Rehoboth Bay. The first 10… SEE MORE

Taste of Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach, NC November 16

Enjoy the flavors of Wrightsville Beach restaurants on the waterfront. The Taste of Wrightsville Beach festival celebrates the island's diverse and delicious fare on and around the beach with over 35 food, wine and beer tasting booths under a huge tent. Celebrity judges will rate the dishes with a "Best… SEE MORE

Connecticut International Auto Show

Old Saybrook, Ferry Point, CT November 15 - November 17

Located at the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, the Connecticut Auto Show is the perfect place to browse hundreds of the newest vehicles! It’s the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and lifestyle. Factory and dealer representatives… SEE MORE

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October 2019 Coolest in Ten Years

11/6/2019 by US Harbors

Climate by the numbers October 2019 The average temperature for October across the contiguous U.S. was 52.3 degrees F (1.8 degrees below the 20th-century average), making it the coolest October since 2009. It ranked in the lowest third of the 125-year record. Alaska had an average October temperature that ranked… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of Joe Evans.

Fishing Community Supports Atlantic Striped Bass Limits

11/6/2019 by US Harbors

New Castle, N.H.– On October 30, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11 – 4 for Addendum VI Option 2 to require an 18% reduction in striped bass removals by both the recreational and commercial fishing sectors from North Carolina to Maine.… SEE MORE

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This Device Has Been Measuring Plankton Since the 1930s

10/30/2019 by US Harbors

By Cathleen O'Grady. In the winter of 2013, a mass of warm water began to spread throughout the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Blob wreaked havoc on marine life—sea lion pups starved, seabirds died, and salmon fisheries suffered. Helping to unravel this mess is the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR), an antique… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon

Understanding Wildfire Warnings, Watches and Behavior

10/30/2019 by US Harbors

How to Prepare for Wildfire: Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire: Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Put… SEE MORE

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What Does 'Sustainable Seafood' Mean?

10/25/2019 by US Harbors

By Lindsay Mosher. Making responsible seafood choices is one of the most important ways that you can contribute to healthier oceans. Thankfully, there is growing consumer demand for seafood that is both ethical and sustainable. An increasing number of people want to ensure they are making responsible decisions when it comes to… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of NOAA Fisheries.

Scientists Suggest Suitable Sites for Offshore Blue Mussel Farms

10/25/2019 by US Harbors

Offshore mussel farm sites need to have the right temperature, food availability, and the right currents. According to a study by researchers at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center, several suitable locations can be found off the Northeastern United States. Their findings were published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. They suggest that the most… SEE MORE

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Safety 101: Kid's Life Jackets

10/23/2019 by US Harbors

By Tom Watson. Of all the safety gear used by those who enjoy on-water sports, none should be scrutinized more than the family of life jackets/PFDs available. And, speaking of family, those devices designed for infants and youth are the most critical. Let’s take a closer look at several aspects… SEE MORE

Increase in Atlantic King Mackerel Trip Limit

10/23/2019 by US Harbors

KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a temporary rule to increase the commercial king mackerel trip limit from 50 to 75 fish in the Atlantic Southern Zone during Season 2 (October 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020). The commercial trip limit will increase in federal waters in the area between the Flagler/Volusia County,… SEE MORE