Navigation Links
NOAA announces additions to National System of Marine Protected Areas
Date:8/14/2013

NOAA announced the inclusion of 82 existing marine protected areas into the National System of Marine Protected Areas. This addition brings the total number of marine protected areas in the national system to 437.

Sites in the system remain under the management of the agency that established them, but work voluntarily and cooperatively together to address common management problems, such as adapting to climate change impacts or managing emerging ocean uses.

"Linking marine protected areas through the national system builds partnerships and provides new opportunities for sharing ideas and collaborating on solutions to protect the healthy oceans that sustain coastal communities," said Holly A. Bamford, Ph.D., NOAA's assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service. "The national system also increases support for marine conservation by recognizing the critical contribution of these special areas to our shared marine conservation goals."

The national system was established in 2008 to connect and strengthen the nation's diverse marine protected area programs managed by federal, state, territorial, tribal and local governments. Familiar examples of marine protected areas include national marine sanctuaries, national parks, national wildlife refuges and their state counterparts.

Eighty of the new additions, such as Anacapa Island State Marine Reserve in the Channel Islands, are state marine protected areas established through California's Marine Life Protection Act and are managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The remaining two additions are Padre Island National Seashore in Texas and Redwoods National Park in California.


'/>"/>

Contact: Keeley Belva
keeley.belva@noaa.gov
301-713-3066
NOAA Headquarters
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces a Revised Agreement for the Acquisition of Lumigene
2. ChromaDex® Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended 2011
3. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
4. FirstMark Announces New Hire Jay Houtman as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
5. Global Information Inc. Announces Discounted Conference Registration For Bio-IT World Asia and Biodetection Technologies 2012
6. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
7. Medbox, Inc. Announces Top-Tier Rating by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation
8. BioLife Solutions Announces 7th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue
9. Mass. Eye and Ear announces Curing Kids Fund grant recipients
10. Bay Area PV Consortium announces $7.5 million in grants to lower the cost of large-scale solar
11. BioMed Central announces winners of 6th Annual Research Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2017)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" or the ... Annual Report on Form 10-K on Thursday April 13, 2017 with ... ... Relations section of the Company,s website at http://www.nxt-id.com  under "SEC ... . 2016 Year Highlights: Acquisition ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 5, 2017  The Allen Institute ... Allen Cell Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital ... 3D imaging data, the first application of deep learning ... human stem cell lines and a growing suite of ... platform for these and future publicly available resources created ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Biova, LLC., the leader in water soluble egg ... Directors. Dr. Henig will bring a wealth of scientific experience in the food, beverage, ... Technical and Scientific Officer of four major global companies in the last 4 decades. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Academy of Model ... University Aviation Association (UAA), the unifying voice for collegiate aviation education, are launching ... teamwork, competition, and success through a STEM-based education platform. , Much like the ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... the allergy specialists DST Diagnostische Systeme & Technologien GmbH, thereby expanding its product ... who suffers from hay fever, urticaria, asthma, atopic eczema or a food allergy. ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... The first human cell line HeLa, established ... first data on cross-contamination of human cell lines with HeLa cells were published. Until ... cell culture labs and is associated with dramatic consequences for research. , In ...
Breaking Biology Technology: