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News from Across the American Shoreline

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Shored-up shoreline withstands Elsa

Manasota Key’s restored Gulf of Mexico beaches fared well after Hurricane Elsa swiped the coastline earlier this month.

Coastwide
Science

Int'l - Future sea level rise: When, where, how much?

Toward the end of the last Ice Age, mile-thick glaciers weighed down the land surface and then melted. Parts of New England and eastern Canada became inundated by water. Some lowlands flooded and formed inland basins like the Champlain Sea.

West Coast
Fisheries

WA - NOAA says NW coastal “dead zones” are making crabs harder to find

Low oxygen levels measured in the waters off the coast of Washington and Oregon are raising concerns of large so-called “dead zones” that could temporarily decimate crab and bottom-dwelling fish populations within them.

West Coast
Fisheries

WA - Seattle’s River of the Damned

How dams on the Skagit River impact the survival of salmon and the whales that eat them.

West Coast
Federal

CA - Coastal Commission to consider Pacific Grove coastal plan amendment

The city of Pacific Grove and Comstock, developer of the proposed ATC – Pacific Grove Hotel and Commercial Project, await a decision by the California Coastal Commission at its upcoming meeting in August on approval of an amendment that would affect the project proposed for the American Tin Cannery site.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - Scallop fishermen seek buffer zone around New York Bight wind power areas

Plans to open more of the New York Bight to offshore wind development will threaten the East Coast scallop fishing industry that brings in more than $425 million in dockside value annually and much more to the larger U.S. economy, fishing advocates say.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - La. energy battles show challenge of reaching net zero E

More than a year after it debuted, Entergy Corp.’s New Orleans Power Station still has climate advocates steaming over the decision to spend $210 million on a project that relies on natural gas.

West Coast
Science

CA - SMAST News: Managing sea-level rise | School for Marine Science & Technology

SMAST Research Assistant Professor Robert Griffin and his colleagues at Stanford University and UT Arlington explore alternative ways to manage the dramatic increase of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.

Northeast

NJ - Denying Sand to Stone Harbor and North Wildwood is Utter Nonsense

For five years, we have endured a silly dispute over the use of Hereford Inlet sand for beach replenishment and stabilization in Stone Harbor or over needed seawall work in North Wildwood.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Scientists in Sarasota are concerned red tide may have long term effects on the human brain

When a red tide bloom gets close to the coast or even in Tampa Bay, it’s impossible to miss. It’s that infamous smell of dead fish, and if it’s bad, it can irritate your respiratory tract. But doctors don’t think it stops there. Now they're looking at the side effects red tide might have on the human brain.

Coastwide
Science

World - Our view: Responding to our changing climate

With all the news about the growing impacts of climate change and sea level rise – countless wildfires on the West Coast, unprecedented drought and heat waves in much of the Southwest and Midwest, record July rainfall in parts of New England, subway riders in China drowning in flooded train tunnels – it can be hard to keep it all in perspective.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

TX - Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

International
Science

Int'l - What Is The True Risk Level For The Great Barrier Reef?

In case you missed it, the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO recently revealed its draft decision to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" — a decision that appeared to shock the Australian government.

Southeast
Federal

NC - What this Biden administration ruling could mean for New Hanover beach town renourishment projects

Beach nourishment projects in New Hanover County could soon be even more complicated because of a new interpretation of a federal law known as the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA).

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Carteret beach panel endorses $2.95M contract for sand location study

EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to endorse a plan to spend $2.95 million to work with engineers and state and federal officials to identity sources of sand for future nourishment projects.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Study: Walls for sea level rise could cause floods in San Mateo County

Sections of the Bay Area trying to address sea level rise with sea walls or levees, like in San Mateo County could inadvertently make flooding worse for neighbors, according to a new study from the Stanford Natural Capital Project.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NJ - N. Wildwood OKs Beach Fill to Combat Storm Damage

NORTH WILDWOOD -During the July 20 North Wildwood City Council meeting, a resolution was approved to fill in several beaches to combat damage from harsh storms.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Developing sustainable solutions against coastal erosion

The University of Liverpool is part of a partnership that has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as one of six new research projects that aim to build a sustainable future for the marine environment and all those whose livelihoods depend on it.

Northeast
Property

MA - MIT, Tulane Researchers Report Rising Sea Levels, Danger for Boston

Some of you remember summer visits to the Drive-In to see the horror movies that dominated the 1980s. You remember the villain lurking outside the house and screaming at the oblivious occupants to get out, which they never ever did. Movie after movie, those kids never got the picture.

Coastwide
Science

US - New tool helps spot harmful algal bloom in US waters

There’s a new online tool to help identify when a harmful algal bloom may be forming where people swim, fish and boat.

Coastwide
Science

World - Enlist the Ocean in Combatting Climate Change, Experts and Advocates Argue

“Blue carbon” taken up by marine plants and animals is mostly neglected in climate policy, they say

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NJ - Offshore wind opponents host energy contrarian Michael Shellenberger

The Biden administration and coastal state governments are banking intensely on offshore wind energy as the long-term solution to reducing carbon emissions and solving the problems of siting new power facilities on shore.

Northeast
Engineering

CT - ‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control

Visitors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t easily able to stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed; it’s being physically cut off from the rest of the park by erosion.

Coastwide
Waterways

US - Most ships exceed speed limits set to protect whales: report

A new report from an ocean conservation advocacy organization finds that most ships are exceeding speed limits in areas federally designated to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, with some of the worst compliance measured off the southern North Carolina coast, south to Georgia.

Southeast
Local

VA - Report claims Virginia pays for low-quality conservation easements

The Office of the State Inspector General says Virginia’s land-conservation easement program, in which properties receive tax breaks, needs work.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Want Proof We Need a Civilian Climate Corps? Look No Further Than Louisiana

Gulf Coast communities are on the frontline of climate change. A program now being debated in Congress could put people to work building a more resilient South

Northeast
Aquaculture

ME - Unlikely Friendship? The Story of Eelgrass and Oysters

Scientists at Bowdoin are running experiments this summer to see whether oyster farming, contrary to current thinking, can be good for eelgrass—and vice versa. The implications for Maine's burgeoning oyster aquculture industry, and for other fisheries, could be significant.

Northeast
Recreation

CT - City of Bridgeport, Connecticut's New Installation highlights the financial and environmental benefits of Flexi(R)-Pave

Atlantic Power and Infrastructure Corp. (OTC PINK:AWSL) is pleased to announce its proprietary Flexi®-Pave was selected in Bridgeport CA's famed and popular outdoor entertainment pavilion, 'Seaside Park' - ‘Band Shell'.

Northeast
Aquaculture

CT - New Bill Supports Growth Of Shellfish Industry In CT: Lamont

Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed new legislations that aims to increase the populations of oysters along the shoreline.

Northeast
Recreation

ME - One year later: Changes made after deadly shark attack in Harpswell

HARPSWELL (WGME) -- It's been one year since the first deadly shark attack on record in Maine. It happened in Harpswell off Bailey Island.

Northeast
Science

MA - State’s top environmental official urges investment to prepare Massachusetts for climate change

With temperatures climbing back toward 90 degrees in parts of the state, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides on Monday pressed the administration’s case with senators to begin investing immediately in infrastructure and ecological restoration that will prepare Massachusetts for the impacts of climate change.

West Coast
Fisheries

WA - Skagit dams in crosshairs of renewed push to save salmon, orcas

With Seattle’s power supply in the balance, tribes and activists are demanding changes to how Seattle City Light’s dams are run.

Northeast
Science

RI - Blips on the Radar: Invasive Algae Species in Newport

What Happened: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported an invasive species of algae in Newport Bay on April 22.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MS - All set for Duluth area dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just announced that everything is ready for the beginning of the 2021 Duluth area maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment project.

Northeast
Local

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore Shuts Down Visitor Centers

As Provincetown issues an indoor mask mandate to combat the Covid spike in town, the Cape Cod National Seashore is shutting down visitor centers in P-Town and Eastham.

Coastwide
Science

US - Pandemic gives breathing room to endangered sea turtles

A new study suggests endangered loggerhead turtles reclaimed empty shores to breed during Covid, but conservationists fear the return of mass tourism

Coastwide
Science

US - Scientists to develop sustainable solutions against coastal flooding and erosion

The University of Liverpool is part of a partnership that has been awarded funding by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as one of six new research projects that aim to build a sustainable future for the marine environment and all those whose livelihoods depend on it.

International
Science

Int'l - UNESCO Says Australia's Great Barrier Reef Isn't In Danger Yet. Many Environmentalists and Divers Disagree

Tony Fontes first went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in 1979 on a trip to Australia. Fontes, a native Californian, was so entranced that he decided to stay and work as a dive instructor at Airlie Beach, a coastal resort town in Queensland that serves as a gateway to the reef.

Northeast
Federal

DC - Rubio, Posey Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Flood Hazard Identification in FEMA Maps

Washington, D.C., Jul 22 2021 — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) reintroduced the Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

AL - Alabama EMA urges homeowners to purchase flood insurance

With heavy rains drenching parts of Alabama, flooding has become an issue in many communities.

Northeast
Science

RI - Workshop targets storm risks along the Rhode Island shoreline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a virtual public workshop Wednesday night to discuss a project aimed at reducing the risk of storm damage by elevating coastal properties in Westerly, Charlestown, Narragansett, and South Kingstown.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Florida to be ‘insurer of last resort’ for 766,000 properties by year’s end

In November, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. – Florida’s state-backed “insurer of last resort” in a state abandoned by large corporate property insurers – predicted its enrollment would increase by more than 100,000 by the end of 2021 with 630,000 properties insured by the state.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Watch: Ground-breaking ceremony for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system

On Monday morning, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system.

Coastwide
Science

The wondrous reason scientists are racing to map the sea floor by 2030

MARINE SCIENTISTS often feel like they’re fumbling in the dark. The global ocean covers about 71 percent of our planet and is central to life as it exists on Earth. But only about 20 percent of the seafloor has been directly mapped so far.

Coastwide
Federal

DC - Huffman, Case Introduce the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, Legislation to Update Federal Fisheries Management

Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, and subcommittee member Ed Case (D-Honolulu) introduced the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, legislation to update and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the primary law governing federal fisheries management and conservation that has made the U.S. a global leader in sustainable fisheries.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

US - Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - FreightWaves Classics: Port of Jacksonville is building for the future

Compared to most ports in the United States – particularly the ports along the Eastern Seaboard – the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is a relatively new entity. It was created by a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1963 to develop, maintain and market Jacksonville’s port facilities.

International
Energy

Int'l - Phase 3 of offshore wind farm development begins

Taiwan has officially started the third phase of its offshore wind farm development, after the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on Saturday that it is accepting applications for projects.

International
Energy

Int'l - The post Russia returns to plans for first batch of LNG-powered icebreakers appeared first on Offshore Energy

On 23 July, Reuters reported that top executives announced the news last week. The government has appointed Rosatom, Russia’s atomic energy corporation, as the state operator of the Northern Sea Route.

International
Property

Int'l - As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must.

China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Beach Restoration Program Offered To Communities On Lake Huron

A Green Ribbon Champion program is being offered to the communities living along the shorelines of Lake Huron to help maintain their beaches.

Coastwide
Fisheries

US - For first time, U.S. fishing law could include climate focus

A long-awaited overhaul of the nation’s primary fishing law would require NOAA to devise plans for “climate ready fisheries” to deal with shifting stocks, under a bill expected to be introduced later today.

Coastwide
Advocacy

US - Cultural Biases Impact Native Fish, Too

From art to religion to land use, much of what is deemed valuable in the United States was shaped centuries ago by the white male perspective. Fish, it turns out, are no exception.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MN - Corps of Engineers begin 2021 Duluth-Superior Harbor maintenance dredging, Minnesota Point beach nourishment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin 2021 maintenance dredging and Minnesota Point beach nourishment the week of Aug. 1, 2021.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Lake Okeechobee plan fosters east side-west side split among Florida Republicans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee release schedule unveiled last week appears to favor environmental concerns over agriculture and development, but the real divide between proponents and opponents is an east side-west side story.

International
Energy

Int'l - Project Explores Potential of Ocean Renewable Energy Fuel for Shipping

A new research project will investigate the potential of harnessing offshore wind and marine renewable energy to produce zero carbon-hydrogen and ammonia fuels.

Southeast
Advocacy

LA - Tribal leaders raise 'serious concerns' about plans to turn their shrinking Louisiana island home into a 'sportsman's paradise' NationofChange

After a long state and federal push to relocate the Indigenous people of Isle de Jean Charles from their threatened homeland, new recreational development around the island risks further colonial displacement.

Northeast
Tourism

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore closes visitor centers due to COVID concerns

The COVID-19 resurgence on the Outer Cape has triggered the closures of the two visitor centers at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Southeast
Property

LA - Gov. Edwards Announces Start of Construction on West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project

Today, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system

Coastwide
Advocacy

World - Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats.

International
Energy

Int'l - World’s 1st hydrogen-powered ferry delivered

Norwegian ferry operator Norled has taken delivery of “the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry”, MF Hydra.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

WA - Skagit dams in crosshairs of renewed push to save salmon, orcas

With Seattle’s power supply in the balance, tribes and activists are demanding changes to how Seattle City Light’s dams are run.

West Coast
Science

CA - UC San Diego receives $35M in state funding for new hydrogen-hybrid coastal research vessel

California legislators have allocated UC San Diego $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system.

Northeast
Property

ME - State offers $10 million in case Portland Harbor dredging grant denied

Portland is again looking for $24 million to remove silt from harbor wharves, and Maine lawmakers will back part of the project if federal money doesn't come through.

Southeast
Property

US - Corps project aims to restore Mississippi’s island habitat

A project to restore island habitat in the Mississippi River near Grafton will begin this summer.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

NJ - United States: Governor Murphy Makes An Investment In The Future Of New Jersey's Offshore Wind Industry

New Jersey has set an ambitious goal to supply 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy to the State by 2030. In order to meet this goal, New Jersey will be required to provide port services to support the development of offshore wind farms. To that end, Governor Murphy included $200 million in the State's budget to construct an offshore wind port located in Salem County.

International
Property

Int'l - Funding for research to create sustainable future for our coastal economies

Funding for new research to help build a sustainable future for the UK’s marine environment was awarded to the University of Portsmouth today.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

VA - SHORELINE HELP MONEY ON ITS WAY

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation received a $1 million grant to expand living shorelines in rural coastal Virginia that would reduce erosion and benefit water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, a spokesperson said this week.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Carib - Saving mangrove forests in the Dominican Republic

A new initiative to save mangrove forests in the Dominican Republic aims to protect coastal regions and sequester carbon

Northeast
Science

MD - New Report Presents Framework for Advancing the Practice of Nature-Based Approaches to Enhance Coastal Resilience

NCCOS and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) scientists and engineers along with partners from Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have released an evaluation framework in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, to quantify the long term resilience and potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS).

Coastwide
Science

US - New Publication Shows Distribution of Threatened Coral Species in Mesophotic Reefs

A new modeling study by NOAA scientists and others at University of the Virgin Islands and Louisiana State University predicts the distribution of Orbicella corals in shallow and mesophotic reef ecosystems along a portion of the Puerto Rico shelf.

Coastwide
Science

US - NCCOS Expands Monitoring of More Lakes, Coastal Bays and Estuaries for HABs

With harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in the nation’s lakes, bays and sounds, NCCOS is expanding HAB monitoring and forecasting to these smaller water bodies which can be resolved by current satellite imagery.

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Northeast
Aquaculture

MA - Red tide closes areas along Massachusetts coast

BOSTON – State regulators have closed down shellfish harvesting up and down much of the coastline “until further notice.”

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - FishOn: Station Gloucester says first-all female boat crew sent out

We here at FishOn always have an ear to the rails and our peepers peeled to any rustling in the treeline. It's not paranoia exactly. More like a hobby.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Devastating: 'Nearly All' Young Sacramento River Winter Chinook Salmon Could Perish This Year

On July 6, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife published an update on the status of federally and state-protected Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon, which warns “it is possible that nearly all in-river juveniles will not survive this season.”

International
Fisheries

Int'l - After 20 years, talks on scrapping fishing subsidies enter final stretch

The World Trade Organization is nearing a deal to end harmful fishing subsidies, but exemptions for developing countries could give China a pass

International
Science

Int'l - Great Barrier Reef gets tick for coral regrowth but overall health ‘very poor’

Scientists say there’s little cause for long-term optimism in a new scientific report on the Great Barrier Reef, despite Environment Minister Sussan Ley seizing on it in her campaign against UNESCO’s proposed “in-danger” rating for the World Heritage-listed site.

Southeast
Science

ME - Maine marine science lab to get $2M to study deep ocean

A Maine marine science lab is set to receive about $2 million to study the resiliency of deep sea ecosystems in the era of climate change.

Coastwide
Property

US - Coral reefs prevent more than $1.8 billion a year in U.S. flood damage

But climate change and habitat destruction threaten reefs and their ability to offer this protection.

West Coast
Local

CA - Proposed ballot measure would require residents' approval for major development in Laguna Beach

After an effort to give Laguna Beach residents a strong say in the fate of development projects within the city was curbed by the coronavirus pandemic last spring, the grassroots group Laguna Residents First submitted a notice of intent on Wednesday for a proposed ballot initiative that would do just that.

Coastwide
Fisheries

World - Pew Urges WTO Members to Prioritize Fisheries Subsidies Effort After Deal Is Delayed Again

Agreement could boost fish populations, improve ocean health, and help coastal communities

Coastwide
Science

US - Disturbance in Atlantic has low chance of development, hurricane forecasters say

A disturbance in the Atlantic has a low chance of development, hurricane forecasters said Thursday.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Beach erosion closes two Jupiter crossovers

Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday. Officials with the county’s environmental resources tell us the closures of crossovers #46 and #47 aren't surprising.Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday.

Northeast
Property

NY - Flooding shows risks to city posed by increasing storm deluges

Cars crawling through a foot of water on the Harlem River Drive. Straphangers wading through chest-high pools to get from subway platform to stairway. Water racing down Dyckman Street and pooling along Broadway in Upper Manhattan.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

FL - These Florida beaches often test positive for fecal coliform bacteria; see data

The Florida Panhandle, a prime summer vacation destination for thousands of southeast Louisiana residents, is home to six of the Sunshine State's beaches that most often test positive for fecal coliform bacteria, according to a new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Tourism bed-tax collections for May reflect 52% jump over pre-pandemic May 2019

As coronavirus concerns ease, Volusia County tourism officials and hoteliers report the subsequent surge in visitors has yielded a welcome spike in daily hotel room rates.

International
Property

Int'l - Large number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise - and that could stop them from taking action

Following a recent storm surge in Wellington, some media coverage expressed surprise that 30cm of sea-level rise - an unavoidable amount projected to happen by the middle of this century - would turn a one-in-100-year coastal flood into an annual event.

Southeast
Waterways

SC - South Carolina Ports Sets New Annual Record for Containers Handled

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston has just concluded its best year on record as the American economy emerged from the pandemic.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - A record number of manatees already dead in Florida: “They are starving”

A record number of manatees have already died Florida Body of water – at least 841 since the beginning of the year.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Home of Uncertainty: The costs of climate change hit housing

It was 117 degrees in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest late last month. A few days later, an entire town in British Columbia was nearly wiped off the map when it was hit by an eerie phenomenon known as “fire clouds” and wildfires. Not to be outdone, the Gulf of Mexico then caught on fire when a pipeline ruptured.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Nikki Fried calls on Ron DeSantis to do more for Tampa Bay red tide crisis

In the past 10 days, about 15 tons of dead fish have been removed from waterways.

Northeast
Tourism

MA - In Cape Cod’s ‘Sharky’ Waters, Humans Learn to Coexist with an Apex Predator

New technology and changing habits may keep beachgoers safe as the local great white population grows.

Coastwide
Property

US - Esri Makes National Geospatial Datasets Available to Support Infrastructure Development, Disaster Response

Esri has opened access to its collection of cartographic boundary files and demographic data, known as the National Geospatial Data Assets, in a push to support decision-making in disaster response, infrastructure development and other areas of national concern.

Coastwide
Fisheries

US - As fisheries managers consider ecosystem approaches, new study suggests no need for new strategies

On 5 August, 2020, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission adopted ecological reference points (ERPs) for Atlantic menhaden, changing how the stock’s quota was managed.

Southeast
Science

US - NOAA Vessel Completes Successful First Trial for New Echosounder

ongsberg Maritime (KM) has reported that its new EM 304 MKII high-resolution deepwater multibeam echosounder system has just successfully completed its first trials on board the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer in the waters off the coast of Florida.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

AK - Dispatches from a Surf Camp in Southeast Alaska

After a year of isolation, the small community of Yakutat reconnects among the waves

International
Science

World - Seabed 2030 Project Races to Map Ocean and Sea Floors

Mapping the seabed is an ancient practice engaged in by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as they plied the waters of the Mediterranean — but an ambitious plan called Seabed 2030 means to take this to an entirely new level.