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New Podcast Episode: Paul Anderson Talks About Collaboration and Innovation in Fisheries Management

4/16/2021 by US Harbors

In this new episode of our USH Harbors podcast–All About Our Coasts--Paul Anderson, Director of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, talks with US Harbors’ president, Anastasia Fischer, about the innovative work they are doing to create new frameworks for fisheries management in the Gulf of Maine. Innovation through collaboration… SEE MORE

‘Average’ Atlantic Hurricane Season to Reflect More Storms

4/16/2021 by US Harbors

Beginning with this year’s hurricane season outlooks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) will use 1991-2020 as the new 30-year period of record. The updated averages for the Atlantic hurricane season have increased with 14 named storms and 7 hurricanes. The average for major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) remains… SEE MORE

A classic Arey's Pond Boat Yard cat, at left, sits on the Chesapeake beside a modern cruising catamaran.

Boating 101: Spring Checklist

4/15/2021 by US Harbors

By John Page Williams. Hooray for spring! It’s time to get out on the water. But first, make sure your boat is ready to run smoothly, reliably, and safely. (And even if you have been fishing all winter, it’s a good time to check over your rig for an even… SEE MORE

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5 Earth Day Tips Keep Waters Clean All Season Long

4/14/2021 by US Harbors

Back in 1970 on the first Earth Day, going out boating often meant tolerating polluted waterways. We’ve come a long way since then. Largely gone are the foul-smelling air and unswimmable waters, remnants of a prior age. How can boat owners keep the momentum going? The BoatUS Foundation offers five simple… SEE MORE

USCG Changes Certificate of Documentation to 5 Years

4/14/2021 by US Harbors

Of the nation’s nearly 12 million registered recreational boats, those owners who federally document their vessels, or about 165,000 boats, will be spared the hassle of renewing their U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation every year as a result of recent rule change that now makes documentation valid for five years.… SEE MORE

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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

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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

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Annapolis Boat Show

Annapolis, MD April 15 - April 18

The Annapolis Boat Shows is set to combine their two spring shows into one expanded 2021 Bay Bridge Boat Show. From April 15-18, the Bay Bridge Marina in Stevensville, Md will host the largest, in-water power and sailboat show in the Mid-Atlantic.  Attendees will have the opportunity to climb aboard… SEE MORE

Contribute Your Wildlife Observations - ONLINE

Rockland Key, Rockland Channel Bridge, FL April 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You don't need to be a biologist to help gather meaningful data. There are many ways you can submit your everyday observations about fish and wildlife from across the state. Through citizen science projects MDIFW biologists rely on community participation to help collect large amounts of data about fish, birds,… SEE MORE

Native Tree Giveaway - April 22 and April 23

Port Elizabeth, Manumuskin River, NJ April 22 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

In celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Week, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is giving away native tree saplings to residents interested in supporting local flora and fauna in their yards. Pick up your saplings at the Route 46 parking lot at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and… SEE MORE

2021 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival

Destin (Choctawhatchee Bay, East Pass), FL May 15 - May 16

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach.… SEE MORE