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Fisheries

ME - Maine's commercially harvested marine resources reach historic value

On the heels of a global pandemic, the overall value earned by harvesters in 2021 jumped by more than $365 million to a new historic value, according to data from Maine Department of Marine Resources.

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Recreation

NJ - A new island emerges at the Jersey Shore, and boaters are angry it's been closed to protect birds

Something remarkable has happened over the past few years off the coast near Brigantine: A sandbar, or shoal, has emerged into what wildlife officials are calling a 100-acre island complete with lagoon that already is “one of the most critically important areas for birds” in New Jersey.

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Property

DE - Delaware county backpedals wetland protections as development pressure mounts

Under pressure from homebuilders, officials in Delaware’s fastest-growing county are on the verge of approving new regulations for construction near wetlands and streams that, in some crucial instances, would provide less protection than the county’s existing 34-year-old code.

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Engineering

NJ - Parts of Jersey Shore beaches will be closed past Memorial Day after storm causes erosion

Beach erosion following last weekend’s fierce coastal storm has created additional headaches in several towns with Memorial Day weekend only two weeks away.

Northeast
Recreation

NY - The Gusts and the Gusto

Home-wrecking coastal storm gives the East Coast a week of wind and waves — but mostly wind.

Northeast
Engineering

NY - Feds Grant $800K to Counter Climate Change-Fueled Flooding in Canarsie

U.S. Rep Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday the allocation of $800,000 in funds from the most recent federal budget to construct a “tidal gate” along the Canarsie waterfront, which aims to further bolster the vulnerable waterfront nabe from the adverse effects of climate change.

Northeast
Science

NJ - How researchers are tracking Ironbound, a 1,000-pound great white shark

“He is a determined, young, mature male trying to make his way in the white shark world, and he has the attitude to do so,” one researcher said.

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Engineering

MD - Could summer beach vacations be impacted by coastal erosion?

Summer vacation season is fast approaching, but if you're going to the coast, there's a chance it could look different as eroding coastlines are impacting beach and bayfront towns.

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Engineering

DE - Delaware beaches damaged by wind, waves during weekend storm

With only a few weeks until Memorial Day, erosion, scarfing and other damage is visible along many miles of Delaware’s oceanside beaches.

Northeast
Federal

NE - Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Awards $650K in Grants for Green Project Planning in RI and MA

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP), hosted at Roger Williams University, has announced $649,000 in planning grant awards to support green-infrastructure and capacity-building projects for municipalities, local organizations, and universities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

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Fisheries

USA - Atlantic herring industry gets $11M to cope with losses

Disaster-level instability in the Atlantic herring industry has prompted the federal government to give $11 million to commercial fishermen and shore-side infrastructure in four states.

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Fisheries

NE - Scallop access area leasing under consideration in US Northeast

The possibility of allowing leasing in the Atlantic scallop fishery is being explored by the New England Fishery Management Council, which manages wild fisheries on the U.S. East Coast.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Select Board, SBPF sued over geotube agreement

A group of island residents, including several members of the Nantucket Coastal Conservancy, are taking the Sconset Beach Preservation Fund and the Select Board to court over a memorandum of understanding between the town and SBPF to extend the erosion-control project that’s been at the base of Sconset Bluff for the past eight years.

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Fisheries

NH - Senate rejects lobster licenses for recreational scuba divers

Lobsters were the unlikely subject of a lively debate on the Senate floor Thursday, culminating in the chamber voting down a bill that would have granted lobster licenses for recreational scuba divers.

Northeast
Advocacy

ME - Right whale defenders question energy industry donations

BOSTON — A group opposing wind projects off the coast of Massachusetts released a report that documents contributions from wind energy developers to environmental groups in the state, donations that the authors of the report say cast questions on the ability of groups to analyze the impacts that wind projects have on the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

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Property

RI - An impending climate reality: Rising coastlines, inevitable housing relocation (with bonus compilation)

Climate change, flooding threaten vulnerable communities in RI. This article is part of a series on gentrification and development in Providence: The Ocean State is sinking.

Northeast
Energy

RI - Opinion: Time is now for offshore wind

With states committing to a transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean renewable energy, I know we have what we need to take action on climate and protect our oceans from future disasters. State Sen. Dawn Euer (DJamestown/ Newport) is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee.

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Advocacy

ME - Sea, shore trash imperil bird species

ELLSWORTH — A recently published report by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and partners warns that marine debris in the Gulf of Maine could present a significant threat to birds, as it has elsewhere in the world.

Northeast
Energy

NH - Offshore wind could create more underwater noise. UNH researchers are measuring those impacts

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are partnering with the first utility-scale offshore wind project approved in the U.S., Vineyard Wind, to gather data on underwater sounds and how they could affect marine life.

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Property

ME - Coastal communities prepare for sea level rise resulting from warming of Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine stretches from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia. It is a leading indicator of global warming.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Snow Cone, An Entangled North Atlantic Right Whale, Spotted Off Cape Cod With Her Calf

Snow Cone, the resilient North Atlantic right whale who gave birth in December while entangled in rope, has made it safely to Cape Cod with her calf.

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Recreation

RI - A Timeline of the Fight For Coastal Access in Rhode Island

Rhode Island beachgoers and waterfront landowners have a long history of battling it out over shoreline access boundaries.

Northeast
Property

ME - Maine's intertidal zones belong to private property owners, judge rules

(BDN) -- The land located between the high- and low-tide marks belongs to adjacent private property, a Maine judge ruled this week.

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