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How Many Rod Holders Does a Boat Need?

1/29/2023 - By www.saltwatersportsman.com More rod holders are better, but is there a point when enough is enough? [caption id="attachment_44575" align="alignnone" width="512"] woman_fishing_with_rod_holder via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Some modern fishing boats have fishing rod holders lining the gunwales from stem to stern, and others come with a mere two in the stern. Which… SEE MORE
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How to Keep Your Vessel and Waters Clean of Invasive Species

1/25/2023 - By www.thelog.com [caption id="attachment_44550" align="alignnone" width="602"] Albert Bridge / Zebra mussels sign[/caption] Invasive species such as mussels can attach to boats and hinder performance and your boat's life, end up in engine-cooling components, causing failure, and obstruct water lines causing system failure and costing the boat owner lot to repair.… SEE MORE
Marine ecosystems provide recreational boating and fishing opportunities that have economic value to people. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Accurately Accounting for the Economic Value of Marine Ecosystems

1/13/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Reliable estimates of the monetary value of benefits provided by marine ecosystems is key to balancing tradeoffs among ecological, social, and economic priorities. [caption id="attachment_44445" align="alignnone" width="617"] Marine Ecosystem Service, Ecosystem services are the many benefits that ecosystems provide to humans.[/caption] Marine ecosystems provide myriad benefits to humans—from… SEE MORE
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Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

1/5/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island.  Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office Scientists at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are monitoring fish at the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island. They plan to… SEE MORE
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How are Fisheries and Coral Reefs Connected?

12/13/2022 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Learn how overfishing impacts corals and what you can do to protect these important ecosystems. [caption id="attachment_44190" align="alignnone" width="559"] Parrot Fish, Corinne Fuchs, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] It’s Corals Week! Did you know corals are animals related to jellyfish and anemones? Coral reefs are formed… SEE MORE