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This report presents the results of EcoAdapt’s efforts to survey adaptation action in marine fisheries management by examining the major climate impacts on marine and coastal fisheries in the United States, assessing related challenges to fisheries management, and presenting examples of actions taken to decrease vulnerability and/or increase resilience. First, we provide a summary of climate change impacts and secondary effects on fisheries, focusing on changes in air and water temperatures, precipitation patterns, storms, ocean circulation, sea level rise, and water chemistry.

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The following rapid assessment approach and compiled document were developed to inform the agenda and discussions at the East Coast Climate Change and Fisheries Governance Workshop, March 19-21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The report, compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate at the National Centers for Environmental Information is based on contributions from scientists from around the world.

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The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issues this guidance to assist Federal agencies in their consideration of the effects of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate change when evaluating proposed Federal actions in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the CEQ Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (CEQ Regulations).

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes this report to communicate information about the science and impacts of climate change, assess trends in environmental quality, and inform decision-making. Climate Change Indicators in the United States 2016 is the fourth edition of a report first published by EPA in 2010. This report presents 37 indicators to help readers understand changes observed from long-term records related to the causes and effects of climate change, the significance of these changes, and their possible consequences for people, the environment, and society.

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The objective of this assessment is to present an analysis of the issues that affect capacity to implement Puerto Rico’s Coral Reef Management Priorities (NOAA, 2010) and Local Action Strategies (LAS) for Coral Reef Conservation 2011-2015 Puerto Rico (NOAA, 2011), and an associated set of recommendations that could lead to an action strategy to build adaptive capacity to address current management objectives.

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This white paper provides an overview of the aquaculture sector in northeastern region of the United States (the coastal waters from Maine to Connecticut). It describes the current status of the sector as well as key issues and trends that are relevant to aquaculture, including issues that provide context but may not be related to ocean planning. The paper was commissioned by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) to support NROC efforts to reach out and engage with stakeholders in the aquaculture sector.

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The Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem (NES LME) has undergone sustained perturbations due to environmental and anthropogenic impacts over the last four decades, resulting in fundamental changes in system structure. Thermal conditions in the NES LME are changing due to warming of coastal and shelf waters and cooling in the northern end of the range. As a consequence, there has been a constriction of thermal habitats in the ecosystem, a northward shift in the distributions of some fish species and a shift to a warmer-water fish community.

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Many aquatic animals and plants are cultured commercially in the northeastern United States, while others have been grown for restoration or for use in research. Finfish, shellfish, aquatic plants, and other organisms are cultured commercially and recreationally for food, bait, stocking, research, bioassay tests, ornamental markets, and instructional aids. Table 1 lists 33 species or varieties of marine animals and plants cultured in the region.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Series, U.S. Caribbean Fishing Communities, is the result of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center’s Caribbean Sustainable Fishing Communities Initiative, which was brought about by the recognition that the success of coral reef conservation strategies hinges on the ability to reconcile the need to protect coral reef and associated environments with the local cultural, economic, political and social requirements of coastal communities.

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