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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...and maps, Saupe said.In 2004, the National Marine Fisheries Service agreed to host the data and make sure it was...

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

...in Alaska in the summer and breeds in Hawaii in winter.As a result of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status of the humpback population globally, a process that began...

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

...in Alaska in the summer and breeds in Hawaii in winter.As a result of a 90-day finding, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will consider the petition as it reviews the status of the humpback population globally, a process that began...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/feds-mull-alaskas-petition-delist-humpb
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...

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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/company-turns-pollock-research-suppleme
State
Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...Act, 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/humpbacks-endangered-species-status-que
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...

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

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/winter-fishing-seasons-begin-snow-crab-
State
Fishermen focus on how ADFG sets and achieves escapement goals

...Washington fisheries professor Ray Hilborn, University of Rhode Island professor Jeremy Collie and National Marine Fisheries Service research biologist Robert Kope each reviewed, and commented, on the reports.Each reviewer's comments were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-22/fishermen-focus-how-adfg-sets-and-achie
State
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...delicate flavor and colorful shell will be considered for endangered or threatened species status.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced last week that it will conduct a status review for pinto abalone, which are found from Alaska to Baja...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-19/agency-considers-pinto-abalone-endanger
State

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