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Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...Stewart said.This summer, the National Marine Fisheries Service is funding the next step in mapping Alaska's coast...maps, Saupe said.In 2004, the National Marine Fisheries Service agreed to host the data and make sure it was seamless...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status...period on the Alaska petition ends July 28.The fisheries service generally has 12 months to respond to the petition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Feds mull Alaska's petition to delist humpbacks

...of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status...period on the Alaska petition ends July 28.The fisheries service generally has 12 months to respond to the petition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
State
Study: Steelhead thrown off by iron

...said lead author Nathan Putman, a researcher at Oregon State University at the time of the study who is now at NOAA Fisheries Service in Miami working on fish migration questions. "We know it has an effect. What is not clear is whether the fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-04/study-steelhead-thrown-iron
State
Sport fish report for the week of May 27

...federal halibut regulations are in effect for regulatory areas 2C and 3A. Please consult the March 7 National Marine Fisheries Service News Release. Anglers may contact the ADF&G office now located at Bill Ray Center near the Juneau-Douglas bridge...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-06/sport-fish-report-week-may-27
Outdoors
Company turns pollock research into supplement

...state's highest volume fishery. The 2013 catch was 1.23 million metric tons, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, topping all varieties of salmon at 476,138 metric tons.Pollock in U.S. markets is breaded and fried for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/company-turns-pollock-research-suppleme
State
Feds: No listing for Southeast herring

...warranted because the Lynn Canal herring were not considered to be a distinct population or species.However, the fisheries service said the herring were part of the larger Southeast Alaska Distinct Population Segment, and the agency began investigating...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/feds-no-listing-southeast-herring
Outdoors
Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...saying the whales are thriving and no longer need them.The petition filed Wednesday with the National Marine Fisheries Service aims to delist humpbacks that feed in Alaska in the summer and breed in Hawaii in winter, the Anchorage Daily News...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/humpbacks-endangered-species-status-que
State
Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab early

...assessments showed stronger pollock recruitment than had been seen in recent years.According to a National Marine Fisheries Service report, the Aleutian Islands portion of the TAC will be reallocated to the Bering Sea. Pollock fishing in the Aleutian...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/winter-fishing-seasons-begin-snow-crab-
State
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...classified as "Level A Harassment" under the MMPA and "harm" under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service defines "harm" as "an act which actually kills or injures fish or wildlife." The document also outlines at which...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-24/man-made-sounds-effect-marine-animal
Outdoors

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