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Widening Safety: FISH Wellness Act Helps Fishing Communities

12/6/2023 by Anastasia Fischer

FISH Wellness Act can advance safety training and fishermen’s health programs In fishing families and communities across the country, respect for the ocean is a lesson handed down from one generation to the next. Safety training is becoming part of that tradition. “Fishing communities are close-knit by nature,” said Emily… SEE MORE

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Can Seawalls Save Us?

12/1/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Pacifica, California, just south of San Francisco, is the kind of beachfront community that longtime residents compare to Heaven. One of its streets is called Paradise Drive; local fishermen brag that Pacifica Pier is among the state’s best places to catch salmon, striped bass, and crab. Every few… SEE MORE

NOAA Fisheries’ white abalone recovery team–which includes partner organizations–had been planning this research trip for years. They were overjoyed at the discovery of a juvenile white abalone. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Rare Juvenile White Abalone Spotted Off California Raises Hope for Endangered Shellfish

11/30/2023 by Param Bhatia

By During a recent research cruise off the southern coast of California, NOAA Fisheries divers and partners found a juvenile white abalone. It’s one of only three live juveniles observed in natural subtidal reefs along the California coast during the past 20 years. They once numbered in the millions, but… SEE MORE


Some houses are being built to stand up to hurricanes and sharply cut emissions, too

11/29/2023 by Param Bhatia

By When Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle five years ago, it left boats, cars and trucks piled up to the windows of Bonny Paulson’s home in the tiny coastal community of Mexico Beach, Florida, even though the house rests on pillars 14 feet above the ground. But Paulson’s… SEE MORE

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