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Upcoming Navy exercises prompt protest

...relatively limited amount of activity and short exercise durations planned for a vast area. She said the National Marine Fisheries Service assessed impacts to fish, including salmon."Environmental protection is an integral part of the exercise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-17/upcoming-navy-exercises-prompt-protest
State
Federal agency, Alaska businesses partner on whale program

...have agreed to participate in a program intended to help mitigate boats' impacts on whales.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday in a press release that it was launching a voluntary program in Alaska called Whale SENSE.According...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/federal-agency-alaska-businesses-partne
State
What's happening this week, April 1

...decline and management of Chinook salmon. 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 stock assessment focusing on the Taku and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/events-and-presentations
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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
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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
Around town for Thursday, April 2

...6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Speakers from the ADF&G and the National Marine Fisheries Service will present on topics including the status of Chinook Statewide and a stock assessment focusing on Taku and Chilkat...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-02/around-town-thursday-april-2
Local
NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

...1998 when Alaska Natives harvested nearly half the remaining 650 whales in only four years.The National Marine Fisheries Service initially determined that controlling subsistence hunting would allow the population to recover. When it did not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/noaa-says-cook-inlet-beluga-numbers-inc
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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
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
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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
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