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Baby Elvers Rocket Back Up in Value in Maine

4/22/2021 by US Harbors

By Patrick Whittle / AP News. Tiny baby eels are worth big bucks again in Maine. The state is home to the U.S.’s only significant fishery for the baby eels, which are called elvers, and it’s taking place right now. Prices tanked last year due to disruption to the worldwide… SEE MORE

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Coast Guard Urges Labeling of Paddle Craft

4/22/2021 by US Harbors

SEATTLE — Reports of unmanned and adrift paddle craft continue to divert federal, state, and local response boat and air crews on hundreds of dangerous and costly searches that turn out to be false alarms. Since 2016, 13th Coast Guard District aircraft and vessels have launched on 746 individual cases of vessels… SEE MORE

News from Our Coasts: April 2021

4/21/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR APRIL Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month   Updates from US Harbors Our third annual Best Harbor contest kicked off at the beginning of April. People can vote on any of… SEE MORE

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On

4/19/2021 by US Harbors

By Colin Arisman. My camera lens is pressed against the window of the small floatplane as it flies below a thick ceiling of clouds. The mist clings to the hillsides of a temperate rainforest that descend steeply to the rocky coastline of southeast Alaska. The plane banks, and a tiny… SEE MORE

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Global Warming’s Extreme Rains Threaten Hawaii’s Coral Reefs

4/17/2021 by US Harbors

By Caleb Jones / AP News. As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii’s steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris. But extreme rain… SEE MORE

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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

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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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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

Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime

San Diego, CA May 16 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Two Haydn quartets bookend a trio of compact but powerfully adventurous works from the 20th and 21st centuries in the Hausmann Quartet’s long-awaited return to live, in person performance. This concert will be held on the outdoor deck of the Berkeley, and features works by Silvestre Revueltas (the father of Mexican… SEE MORE

International Boating and Water Safety Summit

Nationwide May 17 - May 19

Global networking and education opportunity for anyone involved in boating and water safety. The International Boating and Water Safety Summit celebrates its 24th year with “Partnerships for Progress” – a close look at how recreational boating and water safety communities collaborate to save lives around the world. All from the comfort… SEE MORE

CBMM: New to Paddling Workshop

St. Michaels, MD June 12 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 9am–1pm (rain date: June 13) Location: Fogg’s Cove Cost: $45 without kayak rental; $65 with rental; 20% discount for CBMM members Are you new to paddling or just want to refresh your skills? CBMM staff members Kendall Wallace and Jenn Kuhn will host an on-the-water session… SEE MORE