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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Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

1/5/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island.  Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Scientists at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are monitoring fish at the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island. They plan to… SEE MORE
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Reopening Rivers to Migratory Fish in the Northeast

12/29/2022 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Our interactive story map highlights how NOAA and partners’ work reopening rivers in the Northeast helps benefit fisheries and communities. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Removal of Holmes Dam on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Credit: Hawk Visuals)[/caption] Every year, millions of fish along the Atlantic coast migrate up… SEE MORE
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Draft Plan to Develop On-Demand Fishing

8/15/2022 - By NOAA. Today, NOAA Fisheries is releasing its draft Ropeless Roadmap: A Strategy to Develop On-Demand Fishing for public input. The report describes the current state of on-demand, or “ropeless,” fishing and outlines a path for increasing adoption of this technology in commercial fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The Roadmap… SEE MORE