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5 Lovely Reasons Why We “Heart Estuaries”

Celebrating #IHeartEstuaries is a popular way to show your love to these bodies of water where rivers meet the sea.
February 11, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of a river and streams flowing into a bay. Snohomish River Estuary NOAA works in Washington's Snohomish River estuary to restore habitat for salmon and other fish species. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Top 21 Habitat Conservation Stories of 2021

NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation continued conserving, protecting, and restoring habitat in 2021. We shared almost 80 stories about this work and habitat’s value to fisheries and communities. Here are the most popular stories and topics that surfaced
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial-view-of-Chesapeake-Bay-estuary-Credit-NOAA.jpg Aerial view of a river flowing into the Chesapeake Bay estuary. Credit: NOAA

Top Habitat Conservation Stories of 2020

Despite a challenging 2020, NOAA Habitat continued protecting, restoring, and telling stories about habitat and its value to fisheries and communities. Here are the stories, videos and topics that surfaced as our most popular content throughout the year.
January 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A colorful coral community in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Image: NOAA/University of North Carolina Wilmington A colorful coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico's Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary. Image: NOAA/University of North Carolina Wilmington

How Habitat Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Connected

Why reconnect with habitat? Because it’s good for all of us—healthy habitat leads to improved mental and physical well-being and can inspire us to be better stewards of the environment.
July 31, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Northeast Multispecies Closed Area Regulations

The summaries in the pages below provide a broad overview of restrictions and requirements, and are not a substitute for the regulations. You must read the regulations in conjunction with these pages to fully understand how this fishery is managed.

Oculina Bank HAPC and Experimental Closed Area Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the Oculina Bank Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) and experimental closed area in the South Atlantic Region.
June 27, 2019 - Map ,
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Cape Lookout Lophelia Banks Deepwater Coral HAPC Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the Cape Lookout Lophelia Banks Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) in the South Atlantic Region.
June 27, 2019 - Map ,
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Cape Fear Lophelia Banks Deepwater Coral HAPC Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the Cape Fear Lophelia Banks Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) in the South Atlantic Region.
June 27, 2019 - Map ,
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Stetson-Miami Terrace Deepwater Coral HAPC Fishery Management Area Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing the Stetson Reefs, Savannah and East Florida Lithotherms, and Miami Terrace (Stetson-Miami Terrace) Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC) in the South Atlantic Region.
June 27, 2019 - Map ,
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