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January 2021 - News from Our Coasts

1/20/2022 by Editor

NEWS & UPDATES FOR JANUARY Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month Updates from US Harbors This week brought some serious winter weather conditions for much of the Northeast along with a tsunami advisory for parts… SEE MORE

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US Wins New Conservation Measures for Pacific Tuna

1/18/2022 by Editor

Tropical tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean gained renewed protections and science-based catch levels under resolutions advocated by the United States. They were adopted by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission at its virtual meeting in October. The IATTC also established a framework for foreign fishing vessels to face spot inspections when they… SEE MORE

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Researchers Develop Automated Method to Identify Fish Calls Underwater

1/17/2022 by Editor

An Oregon State University research team and collaborators have developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes. The method takes advantage of data collected by underwater microphones known as hydrophones and provides an efficient and inexpensive way to understand changes in the marine environment… SEE MORE

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New Right Whale Slow Zone South of Nantucket, MA - Effective Through 01/28

1/14/2022 by Editor

On January 13, 2022, the Center for Coastal Studies aerial survey team sighted the presence of right whales South of Nantucket, MA. The right whale SLOW Zone is in effect immediately and expires on January 28, 2022. As a reminder, NOAA Fisheries announced an acoustic SLOW Zone East of Ocean City,… SEE MORE

Study Finds Melting Glaciers Could Produce Thousands of Kilometers of New Pacific Salmon Habitat

1/11/2022 by Editor

Researchers from Simon Fraser University and NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center found retreating glaciers in Alaska and British Columbia could open up new stream habitats for Pacific salmon. The findings were published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications. The researchers modeled glacier retreat under different climate change scenarios, essentially “peeling back the ice”… SEE MORE

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