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Outreach and Education
Galilee Signage Trail -- Point Judith RI
May 18, 2017
Yesterday's unveiling of the Galilee Signage Trail in Point Judith, Rhode Island, was a joint effort with Galilee's commercial fishing community and the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management, and the Town of Narragansett's Galilee Advisory Committee. The signage trail communicates the rich history of the commercial fishing community as well as the economic value and diversity of the region's fisheries to the thousands of yearly visitors of this popular recreational and commercial port. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Planning Officer Andy Lipsky and Acting Chief of the Northeast Cooperative Research Program John Hoey, and commercial fisherman and cooperative research collaborator Captain Rodman Sykes attended this event to support Galilee's commercial fishing community.
Sea Turtles in Our Backyard - Falmouth MA
April 9, 2017
From the Sea Turtles in Our Backyard event Sunday, April 9, in Falmouth MA. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Shelley Dawicki.
Lots of hands-on activities were offered at the Sea Turtles in Our Backyard event April 9 in Falmouth, MA. Visitors of all ages learned about the different species, measured their carapaces and scanned for PIT tags, piloted an ROV in a small pool, and had a chance to see fishing nets and the gear developed to prevent turtles from getting captured in them.
The event was sponsored by The 300 Committee Land Trust of Falmouth, NOAA 's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.
March 22, 2017
Adapting to the changing climate was the theme for a day-long meeting March 22 attended by NOAA scientists and staff from various line offices and members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.
The roundtable, organized by NOAA's North Atlantic Regional Team, was held at the Tribal Community and Government Center in Mashpee and attracted nearly 40 people, including 17 members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Jon Hare, NEFSC Science and Research Director, spoke about climate impacts on fisheries and John Hoey shared some opportunities in the Cooperative Research Programs; other NOAA offices addressed aquaculture and ocean acidification, and extreme weather preparedness. Members of the Tribe spoke about aboriginal rights and fishing in local and offshore waters. The Tribe is interested in fish and shellfish issues, habitat and water quality, and in bringing traditional ecological knowledge to NOAA partnerships.