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Models Highlight Benefits of Aquaculture in Long I...

Shellfish bioextraction has the potential to improve water quality and boost the economy NOAA scientists are studying the effectiveness of shellfish aquaculture for nutrient removal around the Long Island Sound ...
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Annual Lecture Informs Long Island Citizens of Wat...

Populations of bay scallops have declined in Long Island's coastal bays. Credit: NOAA. Over the last century, Long Island coastal bays, once home to some of the nation's most productive ...
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NOAA’s NCCOS Communicates Aspects of Aquacul...

Scientists from NCCOS joined with national and international partners for one week of a five-week course to teach students about aquaculture during the Marine Conservation Summer Institute at the Duke ...
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Getting the Word Out: Sharing the Benefits of Shel...

Different aspects of shellfish aquaculture science were recently shared on three separate occasions with regional groups that varied from industry partners to regional growers to high school students. These presentations ...
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Water Quality Improvements Through Shellfish Aquac...

A recent presentation highlighted a new NCCOS modeling study in Long Island Sound (LIS) and Great Bay Piscataqua Regional Estuaries (GBP) that focused on the water quality benefits of shellfish ...
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NOAA Estimates Nitrogen Removal Rates from Shellfi...

Excessive nutrient input into estuarine and coastal environments, also known as eutrophication, can lead to algal blooms, oxygen depletion, fish kills, and a general loss of key habitats. New research ...
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Coastal Ocean Acidification: The Other Eutrophicat...

Northeast U.S. coastal areas experiencing low oxygen and acidic conditions. (Courtesy C. Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook) Eutrophication, or increased nutrient loading to estuaries, causes algae to bloom and consequently coastal ...
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NOAA and Partners Improve Aquaculture Siting Decis...

A NOAA-led, multidisciplinary team is refining a tool used by farmers and regulators to choose locations of shellfish aquaculture farms in Long Island Sound. The updated tool will merge Farm ...
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Using Shellfish Aquaculture to Improve Water Quali...

On Nov. 18, staff from NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Northeast Fisheries Laboratory met with outside partners to continue investigating the potential importance of shellfish aquaculture in ...
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NCCOS and NMFS Collaborate to Improve Aquaculture ...

NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Northeast Fisheries Laboratory are working with outside partners to merge Farm Aquaculture Resource Management (FARM) model results with the Connecticut Aquaculture Mapping ...
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