U.S. Shellfish Landings Decline Study

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Researchers studying the sharp decline between 1980 and 2010 in documented landings of eastern oysters, northern quahogs, softshell clams, and northern bay scallops have identified possible causes. Warming ocean temperatures associated with a positive shift in the North Atlantic Oscillation … Continued

2017 NOAA Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Grants

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NOAA fisheries is accepting applications for its 2017 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program. High-priority areas for 2017 projects include: Developing innovative and effective technologies, gear modifications, avoidance programs, and/or improved fishing practices in commercial and recreational fisheries to reduce bycatch impacts. … Continued