Gray Seals: Sentinels of Our Shared Marine Habitat
Thanks to the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other wildlife laws, gray seals are recolonizing their historic habitat. Researchers are studying their recovery on the North Atlantic coast–and finding insights into the health of the marine ecosystem.
The Mighty Oyster
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Milford lab is stuyding how shellfish farms improve water quality and provide fish habitat in coastal communities through "ecosystem services."
Home Sweet Oyster Cage
Researchers at the NEFSC Milford Lab investigate shellfish growers' reports that aquaculture gear attracts fish. Using GoPro cameras and eDNA analysis, they found that the cages provide critical habitat for a variety of fish at all life stages.
Weak Inserts: Brooks & Seaside Links
This video shows you how to install Brooks & Seaside links, two of the approved weak inserts under the 2021 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan modifications for LMA 3.
Weak Insert: Neocorp Line
This video shows you how to install Neocorp line, one of the approved weak inserts under the 2021 Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan modifications.
Using Tags to Understand North Atlantic Right Whales
Fisheries and our partners put tags on North Atlantic right whales to learn about an individual’s movement and behavior. This video captured by a tag gives a little insight into what it is like being a North Atlantic right whale.
Improving Habitat for Community Resilience: The Middle Peninsula Habitat Focus Area in Virginia
Join NOAA Fisheries as we visit the Middle Peninsula (Virginia) Habitat Focus Area to learn about the challenges the area faces from climate change—and the projects we’re working on with partners to enhance coastal resilience.
Farming Sea Scallops in Maine Offers New Opportunities and Builds Community Resilience
The aquaculture of sea scallops in Maine has been developing for about 20 years. Farming sea scallops offers an opportunity to diversify the seafood harvesting business and increase resiliency for coastal communities built around seafood production.
Restoring the Ancient Sturgeon
Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon populations are diminished. Learn about the threats facing these prehistoric fish, and what you can do to help.
Fisheries Observers in the Northeast: Behind the Numbers
Observers are a crucial piece of the Northeast fisheries management puzzle. On commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina, they collect data that form the basis of stock assessments. Learn more about the people behind the numbers!
What Does It Take to be a Fisheries Observer in the Northeast?
What does it take to be a Northeast fisheries observer? Find out from current and former observers. Interested? Sign up at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/data/fishery-monitoring-service-providers-northeast-and-mid-atlantic-programs
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