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Fishery Disaster Declared

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Declares Fishery Disaster Following Hurricane Harvey Today (March 27, 2018), in response to the request put forward by the Governor of Texas on February 14, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross determined a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster that occurred in Texas due to impacts from Hurricane Harvey that made landfall on August 25, 2017. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included $200 million for fishery disasters declared by the Secretary of Commerce in calendar year 2017 and for fishery disasters… Read More →

Unique Tools and Resources for the Coast

NOAA’s Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal, first launched in 2016, has nearly doubled its inventory of unique tools and resources for coastal managers, planners, and those in the industry who are interested in the development of marine aquaculture in the United States. The portal now provides 87 tools and resources to assist with aquaculture development at various scales. One of the tools is Coastal County Snapshots which provides managers and citizens with easy-to-understand charts and graphs that describe complex coastal data. Users select a county of interest and the website does… Read More →