swin clam Building the first traditional clam garden on Swinomish land. Credit: NWIFC

Swinomish Clam Garden to Bolster Littleneck Clam Populations

1/19/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Reviving a 3,500-year-old indigenous mariculture practice with funding from NOAA. First Modern Clam Garden The Swinomish Tribe and other Coast Salish Indigenous peoples hold a rich history of practicing shellfish mariculture in Alaskan and Washington waters. For more than 3,500 years, native communities created clam gardens by constructing… SEE MORE
Marine ecosystems provide recreational boating and fishing opportunities that have economic value to people. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Accurately Accounting for the Economic Value of Marine Ecosystems

1/13/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Reliable estimates of the monetary value of benefits provided by marine ecosystems is key to balancing tradeoffs among ecological, social, and economic priorities. [caption id="attachment_44445" align="alignnone" width="617"] Marine Ecosystem Service, Ecosystem services are the many benefits that ecosystems provide to humans.[/caption] Marine ecosystems provide myriad benefits to humans—from… SEE MORE
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Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

1/12/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Scientists retrieve fish caught in a fyke net near Poplar Island to record species, number, and lengths. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office[/caption] Scientists at… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/9/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. [caption id="attachment_44411" align="alignnone" width="682"] Doug Dolde aka Doug Dolde at en.wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia… SEE MORE