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Key Documents - Archive

These are the archived key documents that relay CRCP program and policy information, descriptions of the state of corals, and strategies for preserving coral ecosystems. All documents are also accessible through the CoRIS Data & Publications search function.


Reports to Congress

Title : Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Activities from 2010 to 2011

Abstract : NOAA released the fourth in a series of biennial progress reports on implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy in September 2012.

Title: Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Activities from 2007 to 2009

Abstract : NOAA released the third in a series of biennial progress reports on implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy in April 2010. This series of reports is required by the CRCA.

Title: Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report to Congress on U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Agency Activities From 2004 to 2006

Abstract : In June 2008, NOAA, in cooperation with the USCRTF, released the second of the biennial progress reports required by the CRCA.

Title: Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report to Congress on U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Agency Activities From 2002 to 2003

Abstract : In September 2005, NOAA, in cooperation with the USCRTF, released this document, which provides a nation-wide status report on implementation of the NAP and the CRCA. It is the first in a series of biennial progress reports required by the CRCA.

Title: A National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report to Congress 2002-2003

Abstract : In September 2005, NOAA, in cooperation with the USCRTF, released this document, which provides a nation-wide status report on implementation of the NAP and the CRCA. It is the first in a series of biennial progress reports required by the CRCA.

Title: Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2014 Report to Congress

Abstract : In 2014, NOAA released the fourth biennial Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress. This report, prepared in consultation with the Regional Fishery Management Councils, highlights the discovery of deep-sea coral habitats and other progress made in the nationwide research by NOAA.s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program in 2012 and 2013.

Title: Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2012 Report to Congress

Abstract : In 2012, NOAA released the third biennial Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program Report to Congress. This report, prepared in consultation with the Regional Fishery Management Councils, highlights the discovery of deep-sea coral habitats and other progress made in the nationwide research by NOAA.s Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program in 2010 and 2011.

Title: Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2008-2009

Abstract :In 2010, NOAA released the second biennial Report to Congress and the public on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program 2008-2009. The report, prepared in consultation with the Regional Fishery Management Councils, summarizes activities initiated with fiscal year 2009 Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program funding. It also presents a brief synopsis of additional conservation actions that have taken place since the first Report to Congress was submitted in 2008.

Title:Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program

Abstract :In March 2008, NOAA released the first report to Congress on the Implementation of the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program, called for in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006. Prepared under the auspices of NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and in consultation with the Nation's eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, the report provides information on steps taken by NOAA and its partners to identify, monitor, and protect deep sea coral areas.


CRCP Strategic Guidance

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Roadmap for the Future: A Plan for Developing CRCP Priorities Through FY15

Abstract : In response to recommendations from an independent external review of the CRCP, CRCP developed this Roadmap in July of 2008, laying out new principles and priorities for the future of the CRCP. This document is the predecessor to the Goals & Objectives and International Strategy listed above.


CRCP Reports on the Status of Coral Ecosystems

Title : The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2008

Abstract : This is the third in the series of reports characterizing the condition of shallow water coral reef ecosystems in the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States. Like the 2005 report, this edition is based primarily on the most recent quantitative monitoring data available, rather than qualitative assessments of ecosystem conditions.

Title : The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2005

Abstract : This is the second in the series of reports characterizing the condition of shallow water coral reef ecosystems in the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States. The first report provided a broad introduction to and a preliminary look at the status of coral reef ecosystems and was based primarily on qualitative information from the contributing authors. The 2005 report differs from its predecessor in that it is based primarily on the most recent quantitative monitoring data available, rather than qualitative assessments of ecosystem conditions.

Title : The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2002

Abstract : Called for by the NAP, this is the first biennial report on the condition of U.S. coral reefs. It is the scientific baseline for subsequent reports on the health of U.S. coral reef ecosystems that are to be used by NOAA and others to evaluate the efficacy of coral reef conservation and management practices.

Title : The State of Deep Coral Ecosystems of the United States: 2007

Abstract : Called for in the President's Ocean Action Plan, this peer-reviewed report contains an up-to-date assessment of deep coral ecosystems in U.S. waters. including: the biology of deep corals and their associated species, their spatial distribution, the stressors that may threaten their survival, current management measures, and regional priorities for future research.


CRCP Accomplishment Reports

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2010 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 2-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2010 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2008 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 2-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2008 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2007 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 2-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2007 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2006 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 2-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2006 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2005 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 3-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2005 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2004 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 11-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2004 activities of the CRCP.

Title : NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Summary of 2003 Accomplishments

Abstract : This 9-page document summarizes the Fiscal Year 2003 activities of the CRCP.