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NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program Unveils New Website

July 25, 2013

A new website for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has recently been completed.

In July 2012, the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act; Section 16 of Public Law 112-141) was signed into law. Section 1604 of the RESTORE Act authorizes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to establish and administer the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program.

The program is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program.The purpose of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program is to increase understanding of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and support its long-term sustainability, including its fish stocks, habitats, wildlife, and fishing industries.