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Mapping Large-scale Reef Change to Inform Coral Restoration in Hawaiʿi

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Fact Sheet

New Research to Identify Climate-vulnerable Stock Assessments

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In the United States, Regional Fisheries Management Councils (RFMCs) rely on scientific assessments of fish stock abundances in their jurisdictions to guide management decisions. These assessments- or stock assessments- integrate multiple data sources within mathematical models to predict the abundance of fish populations. The stock assessment report helps inform fisheries management advice and set sustainable catch limits. As climate change alters ocean conditions and shifts fish distributions, data from the past becomes a poorer guide to the future, potentially leading to unreliable management advice.

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The Role of Habitat and Life History in Fisheries Vulnerable to Climate Change

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Marine species live in a variety of habitats over the course of their lives. Where they move often reflects distinct habitat needs such as food, shelter, or physical conditions at different life-stages. As ocean waters warm, however, and fish move in search of their optimal temperature range, key habitats that are required for certain life stages may become restricted.

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New Research on Adaptive Allocation for Transboundary Fish Stocks

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When fish stocks shift across jurisdictional boundaries, whether due to warming temperatures, range expansion, or other environmental conditions, it can cause significant management challenges.

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Cross Currents

A Lenfest Ocean Program blog

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Cross Currents

Cross Currents discusses the ongoing and completed results of research projects the Lenfest Ocean Program has supported over the past 15 years. These nearly 100 projects have helped connect science with marine policy and management.

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The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world's oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.

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