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October 2021 - News from Our Coasts

10/22/2021 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR OCTOBER Updates from US Harbors News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month Updates from US Harbors US Harbors, in partnership with Divirod, a data and technology company, launched a pilot program in Penobscot Bay, ME to… SEE MORE

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Free Online Event for Coastal Communities on Impacts of Rising Water Levels

10/21/2021 by US Harbors

US Harbors is hosting a free, online conference with internationally renowned experts speaking on key aspects of rising coastal water levels. The purpose of the event is to help communities understand what is happening–and predicted to happen–with rising water-levels and learn about how to track, and plan for, these conditions. EVENT… SEE MORE

Celebrate National Seafood Month

7 Ways to Celebrate National Seafood Month

10/18/2021 by US Harbors

By NOAA Fisheries. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing colors, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air—all signs of fall in the United States! This time of year is meaningful for many reasons. At NOAA Fisheries, it’s a time to celebrate seafood because October is National Seafood Month.… SEE MORE

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Boating 101: Navigation Sounds

10/15/2021 by US Harbors

Just as lights play a significant role in understanding what other boats are doing, so do sounds. Understanding what you hear is another step towards being a “complete mariner”. Virtually every boat is required to have some sound producing device. There is a great deal of latitude in what type… SEE MORE

Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Mel Melcon

Wildfire Rages in Southern California Coastal Mountains

10/14/2021 by US Harbors

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through Southern California coastal mountains threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway shut down Wednesday as the fire-scarred state faced a new round of dry winds that raise the risk of infernos. The Alisal Fire covered more than 24… SEE MORE

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes off Alaska Coast

10/12/2021 by US Harbors

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July. Monday’s earthquake was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It… SEE MORE

Harbormaster Day Celebrations

Harbormaster Profile: Kathy Given of Belfast, Maine

10/8/2021 by US Harbors

Kathy Given, Belfast Harbormaster, has been working on the water in Maine for almost 28 years. We hope you will join us today at 4PM EST as we celebrate hardworking harbormasters across the country. https://www.usharbors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/KathyGiven_Belfast.mp4 https://www.usharbors.com/2021/10/celebrate-national-harbormaster-appreciation-day-live-on-october-8th-with-us-harbors/   SEE MORE

https://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov

FY 2022 Grant Opportunity for Marine Debris Prevention Projects

10/7/2021 by US Harbors

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce our FY 2022 Marine Debris Prevention notice of funding opportunity. NOAA will fund prevention projects that actively engage and educate a target audience (such as students, teachers, industries, etc.) in hands-on programs designed to raise awareness, reduce barriers to marine debris… SEE MORE

https://apnews.com/article/hurricane-ida-climate-change-business-new-york-city-floods-ccb72f9b4b838c8dd388de0ed6840266

Summer Storms were a Climate Change Wake-up Call for Subways

10/7/2021 by US Harbors

By Philip Marcelo and David Porter. NEW YORK (AP) — When the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped record-breaking rain on the East Coast this month, staircases into New York City’s subway tunnels turned into waterfalls and train tracks became canals. In Philadelphia, a commuter line along the Schuylkill River was washed out… SEE MORE

LMA 1 Restricted Area Goes Into Effect on October 18

10/5/2021 by US Harbors

On September 18, NOAA Fisheries published modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan for the lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fishery, which includes a new restricted area in Lobster Management Area (LMA) 1. This restricted area goes into effect on October 18, and will remain closed to fishing with persistent… SEE MORE

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