The NOAA Marine Debris Program funded two research projects with recently published papers to better understand the regional derelict trap issue in the Southeast. The projects focused on derelict lobster traps in the Florida Keys and derelict fish traps in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Articles from August 1, 2014
The Northwest Scientific Support Coordinator met with tribal representatives from the Quinault, Makah, Hoh, Shoalwater Bay, and Quileute tribes the week of July 28 discuss the update to the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps for the outer Washington and Oregon coastlines.
Emory Wellman, OR&R’s Constituent and Legislative Affairs intern, presented her research into storm protection and its incorporation in Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDAs).