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Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report to Congress (2008)

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In June 2008, NOAA, in cooperation with the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF), released a report to Congress entitled Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Activities from 2004-2006. This document is the second of the biennial progress reports required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.

The report provides summaries and examples of the activities conducted by the USCRTF members and their extramural partners in 2004 to 2006 to implement the thirteen goals addressed in the National Coral Reef Action Strategy. It also presents a brief analysis of the future opportunities and challenges facing coral reef ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. Below is the complete report, and individual chapters. To receive a hard copy of the report, email name and mailing information to coralreef@noaa.gov.

Full Report (pdf, 7.8Mb)

Chapter 1: Mapping U.S. Coral Reefs (pdf, 836Kb)

Chapter 2: Monitoring Coral Reef Health (pdf, 860Kb)

Chapter 3: Supporting Strategic Research (pdf, 884Kb)

Chapter 4: Understanding Social and Economic Factors (pdf, 516Kb)

Chapter 5: Improving the Use of Marine Protected Areas (pdf, 676Kb)

Chapter 6: Reducing the Adverse Impacts of Fishing (pdf, 916Kb)

Chapter 7: Reducing the Impacts of Coastal Uses (pdf, 980Kb)

Chapter 8: Reducing Pollution (pdf, 1Mb)

Chapter 9: Restoring Damaged Reefs (pdf, 712Kb)

Chapter 10: Improving Outreach and Education (pdf, 512Kb)

Chapter 11: Reducing Threats to Reefs Internationally (pdf, 864Kb)

Chapter 12: Reducing Impacts from International Trade (pdf, 608Kb)

Chapter 13: Improving Coordination and Accountability (pdf, 912Kb)

Appendix A: List of Acronyms, Appendix B: Funding, References, Photo Credits (pdf, 416Kb)

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