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Bycatch Reduction Week

8/24/2022 - By NOAA. Bycatch—the catch of non-target species—is a complex, global issue that threatens the sustainability of our fishing communities, economies, and ocean ecosystems. Learn how we work to develop, test, and adopt gears that reduce bycatch in U.S. fisheries. Join us for Bycatch Reduction Week, August 22–26, 2022, as we… SEE MORE
Avalon Harbor @ Santa Catalina Island by Jim Luttjohann.

AUGUST 2022 – News from Our Coasts

8/23/2022 - COASTAL NEWS FOR AUGUST Updates from US Harbors In September we celebrate International Coastal Clean Up Day on the 17th by participating in clean up events. All month gatherings will take place on beaches and in other coastal areas all over the world in order to collect debris and help… SEE MORE
Badseed, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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
Brownsville, WA. Submitted by Norman Monson.

July 2022 – News from Our Coasts

7/18/2022 - COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… SEE MORE
Mfield, Matthew Field, www.photography.mattfield.com, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How Scientists Are Working to Restore Kelp Forests

7/15/2022 - By Elizabeth Devitt. Hidden beneath the waterline, the world’s kelp forests grow along more than one-quarter of all seacoasts, supporting a richness of biodiversity that naturalist Charles Darwin believed could rival that of tropical rainforests. But also unseen, these critical habitats are vanishing due to warming ocean currents, pollution, overharvesting… SEE MORE