Reserves Grow Business Partnerships

NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserves contribute to coastal economic stability. For instance, a Florida reserve offers information and assistance to local ecotourism boat operators; a Puerto Rico reserve provides an ecotourism certification program; and Oregon’s reserve staff members coordinate internship programs to develop local workforce skills in coastal industries such as seafood harvesting. (2017)

Partners: Jobos Bay Reserve, Rookery Bay Reserve, South Slough Reserve

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