Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action
Strategy: Report on NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Activities from 2010 to 2011
This report covers coral reef-related activities conducted by
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program during Fiscal Years 2010
and 2011. It fulfills the requirement under the Coral Reef
Conservation Act of 2000 of periodic reporting on the activities
undertaken to advance coral reef conservation as outlined in
the National Coral Reef Action Strategy.
During the period covered by this report, the Coral Reef
Conservation Program operated pursuant to the goals and
objectives organized under the following three themes
established by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
Goals & Objectives 2010-2015: climate change impacts, fishing
impacts, and impacts from land-based sources of pollution.
The Coral Reef Conservation Program was also directed
by goals and strategies outlined in the NOAA Coral Reef
Conservation Program International Strategy 2010-2015 and
the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Communications,
Education and Outreach Strategy 2010-2015. The goals
described in each of these strategies guided most of the
funding and activities undertaken by the program from 2010-
2011, and the content is organized accordingly.
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coral reef conservation program
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues: the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. The CRCP brings together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to managing and understanding coral reef ecosystems.
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NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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