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NOAA Reports a Record Number of Rebuilt Fisheries

A record six fish populations were declared rebuilt to healthy levels in 2011, bringing the number of rebuilt U.S. marine fish populations in the last 11 years to 27, according to a report to Congress out today from NOAA’s Fisheries Service. This report documents historic progress toward ending overfishing and rebuilding our nation’s fisheries, due to the commitment of fishermen, fishing communities, non-governmental organizations, scientists, and managers.

 


New NOAA Website Highlights Economic and Ecological Value of America’s Coast

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched State of the Coast, a new Web site that provides coastal managers, planners and officials at all levels of government a snapshot of statistics, facts and graphics about America’s 95,000-miles of coastline.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Announces Interim Rules to Reduce Overfishing and Rebuild Northeast Groundfish Stocks

NOAA on April 6, 2009  announced interim fishing measures that protect the Northeast groundfish stocks most in trouble, while still allowing the fishing industry to target some healthy stocks as the fishery rebuilds.


NOAA Helps National Coral Reef Institute Grow Coral in Laboratory for Transplantation to Damaged Reefs

Scientists at the National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) are currently growing more than 400 corals from the larval stage as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -funded research, and will transplant them to restore damaged coral reefs.


Largest Marine Conservation Area On Earth, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument With Nearly 140,000 Square Miles, Created By President Bush Under Antiquities Act *

President George W. Bush created the world’s largest marine conservation area off the coast of the northern Hawaiian Islands in order to permanently protect the area’s pristine coral reefs and unique marine species.


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