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Rincón symposium to highlight artificial reefs

May 1, 2012

Artificial reefs placed offshore offer a nature-mimicking response to reef destruction and also beach erosion, the most serious environmental problem facing Puerto Rico’s coasts, said organizers of the Eighth International Symposium of Artificial Reefs, to take place in Rincón Feb. 19 to 21.

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Artificial Reefs: Great for the Ecology and the Economy

June 27, 2009

Every so often an idea emerges that establishes support across a broad spectrum of environmentalists, scientists, elected officials, and ordinary citizens. The one we’re talking about today is the creation of artificial reefs. These are man-made structures, which can include everything from sunken cars or ships, concrete blocks, sandbags, and yes, offshore oil platforms, that attract marine life. More than this, a growing body of ongoing marine research indicates that these structures actually increase the amount of sea life rather than simply attracting existing fish.

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NOAA Accepts New System Supported by ManTech That Will Improve Nautical Chart Production

June 11, 2009

ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has formally accepted a new system that revolutionizes how NOAA produces its national suite of nautical charts

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Saltwater fishermen balk at national registry

June 06, 2009

BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — People have tossed hooks and lines into the New England tides since long before there was a Cape Cod Canal for Eddie Pachucki to fish in. So Pachucki, casting into the canal's current for striped bass, couldn't fathom why he'd soon owe the state for the privilege.

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Ocean panel urges federal action to protect coasts, marine resources

April 7, 2009

A blue-ribbon panel is urging Congress and the Obama administration today to toughen federal coastal protections in the face of rising climate threats and increased pressure from offshore energy producers.

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U.S. WWII shipwreck found off Australia

March 31, 2009

The wreck of the first American ship sunk during World War II has been located off Australia's southern coast, ocean researchers said on Wednesday. The freighter MS City of Rayville, carrying a cargo of lead, wool and copper from South Australia to New York, hit a German mine and was lost on November 8, 1940, a year before the United States entered the war.

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Marad readies port grant criteria

March 5, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides the Secretary of Transportation with $1.5 billion in discretionary funds for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure.

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Transportation infrastructure: Obama begins to dole out stimulus funds for shovel-ready transportation infrastructure projects

March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON - Less than three weeks after signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law, President Barack Obama said yesterday that his administration has released $26.6 billion in funding dedicated towards infrastructure spending.

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Marad announces deadline for shipyard grant applications

February 27, 2009

Under the terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Maritime Administration has received $100 million for the Small Shipyards Grant Program, which had been funded at $10 million in 2008.

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LYONS: Naval shipbuilders sinking

February 22, 2009

American naval shipbuilders were once the pride of the nation and the envy of the world. During the last 75 years, the nation's shipbuilding industrial base transformed a relatively small U.S. Navy into the greatest sea power the world has ever known, during and after World War II.

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MARAD Recycles 3 More Ships

January 27, 2009

The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has signed fee-for-service contracts to recycle three more of its obsolete ships.

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