A contingent of OR&R staff and scientists joined 800 attendees at the 2015 Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, January 19-22, 2015.
Articles from January 27, 2015
A NOAA Arctic Coordination Workshop was held in Seattle on January 15 and 16, 2015. The goal of the meeting was to strengthen coordination and planning across NOAA on the Arctic to focus on key thematic areas to be addressed over the next two years building on the NOAA “Arctic Vision and Strategy” and “Action Plan.”
NOAA is in London, UK, the week of January 19, 2015, as part of the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) subcommittee of the larger Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organization.
Commercial fishermen spent three days removing "ghost pots" this week from North Carolina's waters as part of a two-year grant from the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) to clean up the crab pots and re-purpose them into oyster reefs. Jason Rolfe, the MDP's Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator participated and said they were on pace to exceed last year's removal numbers.