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...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
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
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
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
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
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
Local
Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said for his agency to effectively review the project, studies must accurately identify fish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/federal-agency-expresses-concern-dam-st
State
Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

...suspect and premature, at best."Johnstone and co-author Nathan Mantua, a research scientist with the NOAA Fisheries Service in Santa Cruz, California, pointed to the fact that one steep ocean warming period from 1920 to 1940 predates the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/study-links-changing-winds-warming-paci
State
Study: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

...sued to overturn the restrictions, which are under review.Julie Speegle, spokeswoman for the National Marine Fisheries Service, said Wednesday that the agency next month will publish revised protection measures that will lighten restrictions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/study-sleeper-sharks-may-kill-steller-s
State

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