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Cooperative Project with Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Launched

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has launched a cooperative project with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and Consolidated Safety Services to complete an assessment of existing information for the Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership (ACFHP). NCCOS will develop and deliver a comprehensive Assessment Database of Atlantic coastal habitats, species, stressors, and regulations to help ACFHP develop a strategy to conserve, protect, restore, and enhance aquatic habitats along the entire U.S. Atlantic coast. ACFHP is one of several regional Fish Habitat Partnerships recognized under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP), with participation from federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and local citizens. NFHAP was launched in 2006 with the overall mission to protect, restore, and enhance the nation

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