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
David Broad, CC BY 3.0 ,Fish_farming_in_Aegean_Turkey_-_panoramio via Wikimedia Commons

Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

1/12/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Scientists retrieve fish caught in a fyke net near Poplar Island to record species, number, and lengths. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office[/caption] Scientists at… SEE MORE
NOAA's Report on the long-term (1852 to 2021) mean sea surface temperature in the Northeast for the last six months of each year. The red lines show the linear trend, the titles indicate the trend’s significance, and the blue lines represent change points.

NOAA Fisheries Updates Report on Current Conditions of the Northeast U.S. Shelf Ecosystem

11/14/2022 - By NOAA Fisheries NOTE: This is a biannual report published by NOAA Fisheries. It was last updated this report on 10/27/22 and reflects document sea surface temperature trends, chlorophyll concentrations, fish distributions, etc. conditions in 2021 and early 2022.  Introduction Current Conditions is a biannual report on ecosystem and fisheries data… 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