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A rendering of the new NOAA marine operations center building planned for Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island. Burns & McDonnell image.

Navy to build $146.7 million NOAA marine operations center in Rhode Island

12/11/2023 by Param Bhatia

By nationalfisherman.com. The U.S. Navy awarded a $146.7 million contract to New York-based Skanska USA to design and build a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric base on Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island, with plans for the facility to eventually be homeport for NOAA’s Marine Operations Center – Atlantic. Design… SEE MORE

Staten Island Ferry Spirit of America by WikkiCommons.

Biden Administration Announces $220 Million in Grants to Modernize Ferry Systems

12/10/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Mike Schuler. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced grants totaling $220.2 million to modernize the nation’s ferry systems. These grants, provided through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, aim to expand ferry service in rural communities, facilitate the acquisition of modern ferry boats (including electric… SEE MORE

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December Report: Striper Fishing in Long Island, NY

12/9/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By On The Water. Northerly autumn winds kept the south shore surf calm and deceitfully inviting that Saturday morning. It was in mid-November, but even under sunny blue skies, the morning chill made it feel like late December. With a frigid 8 to 10-knot wind at my back, it felt like… SEE MORE

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Are Sea Cucumbers a Cleanup Solution to Fish Farm Pollution?

12/8/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

By Yale School of the Environment. Seafood farm operators are breeding and deploying sea cucumbers to vacuum up the massive amounts of fish waste that pose a major problem for their industry. It is part of an effort to redesign fish farms with multiple species so that they work more like… SEE MORE

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