NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

The National Marine Fisheries Service has outlined rules to protect whales and other marine mammals during testing conducted by the U.S. Navy off the Pacific Northwest...
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A mother's dilemma

...lengthened.Sue, who now has better insurance from her job as the regional hydropower coordinator with the National Marine Fisheries Service, said their insurance still only covered about 90 percent of the total cost. She and her husband, Dr. Vic Walker...
Navy to limit some training that harms whales, dolphins in Pacific

...The agreement also says that if there are injuries or deaths, there will be a swift review by the National Marine Fisheries Service, which approved the Navy's plans, Henkin said.The settlement comes after Earthjustice and other environmental...
Salmon season might miss forecast

...met forecasts. Statewide, 220 million fish are expected.???In other fishing news, the National Marine Fisheries Service will allow non-pollock Gulf of Alaska trawlers to catch up to 1,600 more king salmon as they pursue groundfish...
Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

...down.Combine that with overfishing, and the Pacific sardine population collapsed. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the West Coast Pacific sardine population has decreased 90 percent since 2007. That's the lowest it's...
Empire Editorial: North Pacific council didn't do enough to protect Alaska's halibut fishermen

...The Bering Sea is far from Juneau, but events there matter here. Tagging studies conducted by the National Marine Fisheries Service show that a halibut born in the Bering can and will end up anywhere in the Gulf of Alaska or the North Pacific...
Bering Sea halibut bycatch cut leaves both trawlers and halibut fishermen unhappy industry, with catches in the billions of pounds annually. According to statistics kept by the National Marine Fisheries Service, bycaught halibut make up only 3.24 percent of the total catch of the Amendment 80 fleet - the largest segment...
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...continue to update data with field studies as necessary to prevent work from becoming stale or outdated. National Marine Fisheries Service officials have questioned the validity of some Susitna-Watana fisheries studies."The longer we stretch this...
My Turn: Council fumbled on halibut bycatch reduction

...of meetings, scientific and statistical reports by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and National Marine Fisheries Service, and public testimony. In 2012, the directed halibut fisheries catch in all of Alaska was 22 million pounds...
NOAA seeks comment on marine mammal protections

...addressed to: Jolie Harrison, Permits and Conservation Division; Office of Protected Resources; National Marine Fisheries Service; 1315 East-West Highway; Silver Spring MD 20910-3225.The comment period closes July 17.


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