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Farming Sea Scallops in Maine Offers New Opportunities and Builds Community Resilience

2/2/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov See how farming sea scallops in Maine is helping fishermen and coastal communities face new challenges and adapt. Fishermen lowers sea scallops into the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Aquaculture of sea scallops in Maine has been steadily developing for about 20 years. This type of seafood farming offers… SEE MORE
OysterVideoMonitoring, A NOAA scientist retrieves a frame on which a video camera is mounted from the water. NOAA is researching the use of video to track the progress of oyster reef restoration projects.

Funding Opportunity Open for Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research

1/22/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Apply by April 17 for funding to support research on how climate change is affecting habitat and fisheries. Up to $1.5 million in grant funds are available to support research into how key Chesapeake Bay fisheries species change their behavior to deal with changing habitat and climate. Applications are due April… SEE MORE
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How much microplastic do whales eat? Up to 10 million pieces per day, Stanford research finds

1/21/2023 - By news.stanford.edu Analysis of ocean plastic pollution and whale foraging behavior tracked with noninvasive tags shows whales are ingesting tiny specks of plastic in far bigger quantities than previously thought, and nearly all of it comes from the animals they eat – not the water they gulp. BY JOSIE GARTHWAITE… 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