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Senate passes resolution opposing Aleutians marine sanctuary

...the Aleutian Islands.Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in December petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to create a sanctuary of 554,000 square nautical miles in waters near the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/senate-passes-resolution-opposing-aleut
State
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...salmon to all users in the region.Speakers from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the National Marine Fisheries Service will present on topics including the status of chinook statewide, and a research initiative; stock assessment focusing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Agency bans new commercial fisheries for forage fish

...Management Council adopted the ban by unanimous vote while meeting in Vancouver, Washington. It now goes to the NOAA Fisheries Service for the development of regulations, which will take several months.Although no West Coast fishing boats are known...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/agency-bans-new-commercial-fisheries-fo
State
Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6

...and stranded mammals on beaches year-around throughout the northern Gulf of Alaska as a member of National Marine Fisheries Service's Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Every once in a while, she fields ominous calls like one she received early...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-22
Art
Photo: Meet Bryce

...vision loss, which has deemed him non-releasable by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Service. He is learning behaviors such as hand-feeding and targeting, according to the center. A "shaker" is used...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/photo-meet-bryce
State
No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

SEATTLE - The National Marine Fisheries Service has declined to list a prized 6-inch Pacific Ocean marine snail as an endangered or threatened species.The federal agency announced...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-28/no-endangered-listing-prized-pinto-abal
State
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...the U.S. Secretary of Commerce - charged by Congress with protecting U.S. fisheries - and the National Marine Fisheries Service - to which the secretary delegated responsibility. The Cook Inlet Fishermen's Fund was a co-plaintiff on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...commercial businesses," said Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service regional administrator Jim Balsiger. "Funds slated...fishery disaster relief funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Aug. 18, 2014, that $7.8 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...Pacific council signed a letter to National Marine Fisheries Service Assistant Administrator Eileen Sobeck on Dec. 18...alternate for Jim Balsiger, the National Marine and Fisheries Service Alaska Region administrator. Merrill cited procedural...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...consulting with the National Marine Fisheries Service ... regarding project impacts...whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service raised concerns about ferry...PF and the National Marine Fisheries Service would be included in the design...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
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