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October 2022 (1)
10/24: Materials from the Open Ocean October 2022 Annual Meeting Now Available [ Open-Ocean , Open Ocean , Public Meetings ]

September 2022 (2)
09/14: October 6 Webinar: Open Ocean Annual Meeting, and Special Session on Loon Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
09/12: Open Ocean Trustees Approve One-Year Extensions, Additional Funds for Gulf Sturgeon Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

August 2022 (3)
08/29: To Restore Gulf Fish, Shrimpers Test Better Gear for Reducing Bycatch [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
08/24: Designing Excluder Devices to Reduce Juvenile Sea Turtle Bycatch [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
08/17: Open Ocean Trustees Release Plan for At-Sea Surveys of Gulf Seabirds and Marine Mammals [ Open-Ocean , Open Ocean , Monitoring and Adaptive Management ]

May 2022 (2)
05/17: Bike and Pedestrian Path Project Leverages Funds to Maintain Momentum [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
05/10: Free Gear Available for Gulf Reef Fish Anglers to Help Reef Fish Survive Release [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

April 2022 (2)
04/26: Open Ocean 2022 Spring Webinar Materials Available [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
04/07: Open Ocean Trustees Release Restoration Strategy for Fish, Water Column Invertebrates [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Publication ]

March 2022 (2)
03/23: Save the Date, Register for the Open Ocean Trustees’ Spring Webinar: April 12 [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
03/11: Open Ocean Trustees Initiate Third Restoration Plan [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices ]

February 2022 (1)
02/15: Upcoming Expeditions will Support Deep-sea Habitat Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

January 2022 (2)
01/25: In its Final Year, Early Project Data Show Fishermen Are Contributing to Healthier Gulf Fisheries [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
01/19: Updates on the Open Ocean Sea Turtle Project Working with Menhaden Purse Seine Fishery [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

December 2021 (1)
12/01: Open Ocean 2021 Annual Meeting, Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Webinar Materials Available [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News , Public Meetings ]

November 2021 (2)
11/22: Making Progress on Improving Responses to Gulf Marine Mammal Disasters [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices , Project News ]
11/09: Trustees Release First Comprehensive Review of Restoration Progress [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Monitoring and Adaptive Management , Notices , Project News , Publication ]

October 2021 (2)
10/21: Bringing Together Experts to Plan Innovative Deep-sea Habitat Restoration [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
10/06: October 28 Webinar: Open Ocean Annual Meeting, plus Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities Special Session [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

September 2021 (2)
09/14: Return ‘Em Right: Angling for Better Catch and Release in Gulf Reef Fisheries [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]
09/02: Conserved Acreage on Florida’s East Coast Benefits Sea Turtles [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Project News ]

July 2021 (1)
07/26: Public Input Drives Improvements to the Gulf Spill Restoration Website [ Trustee Council , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Regionwide , Alabama , Florida , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , Project News , Public Meetings ]

June 2021 (2)
06/08: Updates from the Open Ocean April 2021 Webinar Now Available [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]
06/01: 2020 Annual Reports Include 30 New Projects, More than 250 in Total, Investing $1.6 Billion in Gulf Restoration [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Open Ocean , Regionwide , Open-Ocean , Annual Reporting ]

May 2021 (1)
05/25: Join the Trustees for their Annual Public Meeting Webinar June 17 [ Trustee Council , Alabama , Florida , Louisiana , Mississippi , Texas , Regionwide , Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings , Translated Information ]

April 2021 (1)
04/14: Help Open Ocean Trustees Identify Public Engagement Topics at Upcoming Webinar [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Public Meetings ]

March 2021 (2)
03/25: Submit Your Bird and Sturgeon Restoration Project Ideas for the Open Ocean Restoration Area [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices ]
03/08: Open Ocean Trustees Seek Input on Long-term Fish Restoration Strategy [ Open Ocean , Open-Ocean , Notices , Public Meetings ]