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An Assessment of Fisheries Species to Inform Time-...

Environmental windows or moratoria are used by federal and state regulators in resource management to temporarily reduce adverse environmental impacts associated with coastal development. Seasonal restrictions on construction activities can ...
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Applied Ecophysiology of Marine Aquaculture Specie...

Forecasting environmental interactions of marine aquaculture activities requires an in-depth understanding of the environment and the species farmed. We are investigating two promising candidates for marine aquaculture: red porgy and ...
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Aquaculture and Eutrophication in Long Island Soun...

Eutrophication is the overabundance of nutrients in a body of water that results in harmful algal blooms, fish kills, and in some cases ecosystem collapse. We are investigating the feasibility ...
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Aquaculture Mapping Atlas and FARM Model

We are integrating two tools commonly used to plan for and site aquaculture: the Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FARM) Model and the Connecticut Aquaculture Mapping Atlas. This improved tool will ...
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Aquaculture Opportunity Areas for Federal Waters o...

The increasing demand for American-grown seafood and improved technology to farm in the open ocean provides incentive for aquaculture expansion. A recent step toward domestic aquaculture development was the Presidential ...
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AquaSpace – An Ecosystem Approach to Making Space ...

Aquaculture is a large and growing segment of seafood production because capture fisheries production continues to decline. A major challenge to the expansion of marine aquaculture in most nations is ...
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Assessing the Ecological Function of Shipwrecks, A...

Increased calls for enhancing ocean habitats through artificial reefs and proposals for increasing offshore energy development require science to understand the impact and habitat value of these artificial structures on ...
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Development of a Siting Tool for Sustainable Oyste...

Oyster populations in Copano Bay, Texas, have declined to roughly one percent of historic populations, and the once thriving commercial oyster fishery in Texas reflects this decline. Aquaculture is seen ...
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Development of Environmental Monitoring Guidelines...

We are assisting coastal managers and aquaculture farm operators with the development of environmental monitoring protocols for marine aquaculture. These protocols are helping coastal managers develop practices that support sustainable ...
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Ecosystem Based Management: An Analysis of Nationa...

Ecosystem based management (EBM) is a holistic, adaptive approach to developing policies that ensure ecosystem sustainability, food and water security, and improve human health outcomes for future generations. Informed by ...
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News

NOAA Announces Five Year Strategic Plan for Aquacu...

The NOAA Aquaculture Strategic Plan (2023–2028) includes goals and objectives to sustainably develop the aquaculture industry in the United States. Credit: NOAA Aquaculture Program NOAA has published its first-ever five ...
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NCCOS Model Guides Designation of Wind Energy Area...

Drawing on results of a spatial suitability model developed in partnership with NCCOS, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) this week designated two Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the ...
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Massive Everglades Restoration Project Unlikely to...

NCCOS scientists Matt Kendall (middle left) and Arliss Winship (middle right) quantify trawl catch in southwest Florida with staff from the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Credit: Bethany Williams, ...
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NCCOS Participates in Inaugural Great Bay, NH Rese...

Suzanne Bricker (MSE COL) presenting at the Inaugural Great Bay Research Symposium on October 13, 2022 at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay NERR in Greenland, ...
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Model Identifies Areas in Gulf of Mexico with Pote...

NCCOS, in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), built a spatial model to identify optimum locations for offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico. The coastal ...
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NCCOS Initiates Effort To Evaluate Nutrient Remova...

Researchers from NCCOS are working to develop a growth curve for bottom grown Chesapeake Bay oysters that will help calibrate the Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FARM) model. This calibration, combined ...
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NCCOS Oxford Lab Partners with Maryland DNR in Oys...

Suzanne Bricker (NCCOS) counting oysters sampled by NOAA divers on the R/V Chesapeake. Working in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), researchers from the NCCOS Marine ...
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Global Study Determines Economic Value of Shellfis...

When practiced and managed well, shellfish and seaweed aquaculture can provide sustainable seafood and improve the surrounding environment. These kinds of aquaculture farms act as nursery habitats, increasing recruitment of ...
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Recommendations for Conducting Fish Habitat Assess...

In response to declines in fish habitat, the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement set an objective to “continually improve the effectiveness of fish habit restoration and conservation efforts” (CBP, 2014). In ...
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Scientists Use Land Use, Demographics Data to Mode...

The NOAA National Status and Trends Program (NST) monitors and characterizes the nation’s coastal waters at risk of contamination by anthropogenic inputs. NCCOS social scientists further characterize and model relationships ...
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Products

Maps, Tools & Applications

The Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP) is a toolbox of coastal planning tools designed to assist managers, planners, and industry with sustainable aquaculture development. This toolbox was developed in partnership with Digital Coast, a product of the NOAA National Ocean Service Office of Coastal Management.
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The Coastal Aquaculture Siting & Sustainability (CASS) StoryMap provides the viewer with an overview of the mission, vision, and priorities of CASS, as well as a focus on the role CASS has in the spatial planning process to inform marine aquaculture decision makers. Two spatial planning case studies are provided, as well as the customers of CASS and the products we provide.
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Data & Publications

An Assessment of Fisheries Species to Inform Time-of-Year Restrictions for North Carolina and South Carolina

Environmental windows or moratoria are used by federal and state regulators in resource management to temporarily reduce adverse environmental impacts associated with coastal development. Moratoria are seasonal restrictions on construction activities to protect migrations of fish, sensitive life stages of ...
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An ecosystem services assessment using bioextraction technologies for removal of nitrogen and other substances in Long Island Sound and the Great Bay/Piscataqua Region Estuaries

A State-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Nutrient Innovations Task Group concluded in a 2009 report (State -- EPA Nutrient Innovations Task Group, 2009) that 'continuing the status quo at the national, state, and local levels and relying upon our current practices ...
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Best Management Practices for Marine Cage Culture Operations in the U.S. Caribbean

These Best Management Practices will be useful to many stakeholders. Farm owners and operators can apply them to guide siting and farm management practices. Coastal managers and community planners can use this information to make environmentally responsible decisions about the ...
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Effects of Nutrient Enrichment In the Nation’s Estuaries: A Decade of Change

The National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA) is a tool for evaluating both current eutrophic condition and the effectiveness of management actions aimed at reducing eutrophic condition. Eutrophication is caused by excess nutrients and is expressed by symptoms such as increased ...
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National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment: Effects of Nutrient Enrichment in the Nation’s Estuaries

This report presents the results of a National Assessment Workshop held in August 1998 to address the problem of estuarine eutrophication. The assessment was based primarily on the results of the National Estuarine Eutrophication Survey, conducted by NOAA from 1992 ...
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Protected species and marine aquaculture interactions

This global assessment summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding documented and potential interactions of species listed under the ESA, such as sea turtles and marine mammals, and evaluates offshore longline mussel culture gear interactions as a case study. This ...
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General Pages

Coastal Aquaculture

Coastal Planning and SitingDeveloping spatial products and services to support aquaculture siting and coastal managementEnvironmental InteractionsConducting research to understand the interactions between aquaculture and the surrounding environmentEcosystem ServicesExploring how aquaculture ...
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Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP)

The Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP) is a toolbox of coastal planning tools designed to assist managers, planners, and industry with sustainable aquaculture development. This toolbox was developed in partnership ...
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Marine Spatial Ecology

Marine Spatial EcologyEcological and Biogeographic AssessmentsStewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources is one of the primary purposes of the National Ocean Service, and NCCOS’s nationally-recognized ecological and biogeographic ...
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NOAA Internship Opportunities

Science Sparks: Communicating science to diverse a...

This internship provides an opportunity for an applicant to work with BOTH a research team and a communications team to develop new products for communicating fisheries and ecosystem science to ...
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How accurate are the "best" commercial catch weigh...

In-season near real-time management of catch quotas are enabled through the use of a substantial at-sea observer program. On larger vessels, catch weights are obtained through the use of motion ...
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