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January 28, 2015  

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Fish Traps

Building a BetterFish Trap : Scientists and U.S. Virgin Islands fishers partner to improve fish trap design.
By Jennifer Schull and Ron Hill

At first glance, an imposing wall of fish traps doesn't look like a coral reef conservation success story, but a closer look at a new trap design suggests a win-win for coral reefs and the fishers who depend on reef resources for food and income.

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Puerto Rico is Home to NOAA’s Caribbean Habitat Blueprint Focus Area

Puerto Rico’s Northeast Reserves Marine Ecological Corridor and the Island of Culebra were recently named a NOAA Habitat Blueprint Focus Area. Habitat Focus Areas are places where NOAA, together with strong local partnerships, can increase the effectiveness of habitat conservation science and management efforts.

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Coral Reef Conservation 2014—A Year in Review

This year, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program together with its many partners made some important strides forward in conserving the nation’s coral reefs and advancing the science needed to manage these valuable resources.

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Conservation through Education - Island Style

The Marine Outreach and Education U.S. Virgin Islands Style initiative is encouraging residents to participate in natural resource management and to play a more active role in conservation efforts.

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Parrot Fish Science to Support Marine Resource Management in Maui

New parrotfish and goatfish management rules in Maui seek to strike a balance between commercial fishing and conservation. Recent fishing rules signed by Hawaii’s governor highlight how important solid science is to effective ecosystem-based management practices. The rules cap the number of parrotfish and goatfish caught in Maui’s waters.

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Buoy stationed in FL Keys National Marine Sanctuary to measure CO2 Educational Program Spotlights Ocean Acidification

"Waterways " Episode Features the Science and Technology of Ocean Acidification Research. The Florida educational program Waterways explores ocean acidification and its impact on coral reefs with NOAA scientists

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NOAA Fisheries announces the release of the 2014 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress.

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cover of The Maui News Newspaper Campaign Wins Award

NOAA/SeaWeb Campaign Wins 'The Maui News' Award

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JASON Learning Linking Students & Coral

Connecting Students with NOAA Coral Reef Scientists

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ReefSmart Hawaii

NOAA Highlights Coral Reef Success Stories in Hawaii

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Coral Maps: 3 Million Acres

New report compiles maps of shallow water coral reef habitats of 10 coral regions

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New Coral Program Mobile Website

Get Coral Info Fast on Your Mobile Device

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NOAA Delivers 2010-2011 Report to Congress

Report highlights NOAA activities to implement National Coral Reef Action Strategy

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