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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

...Commissioner Sam Cotten and the other five Alaska members of the North Pacific council signed a letter to National Marine Fisheries Service Assistant Administrator Eileen Sobeck on Dec. 18 asking for an emergency reduction in Bering Sea halibut bycatch...

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...humpback whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service raised concerns about ferry...DOT&PF and the National Marine Fisheries Service would be included in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...In 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: Sleeper sharks may kill Steller sea lions

...unsuccessfully 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
Predicting seal behavior

...doesn't manage the species; it is only collecting data that will advise management decisions the National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, would make. Any management decision, like...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/predicting-seal-behavior
Outdoors
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
Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general

...Wildlife Observatory.They met in the mid-1980s when both came to Alaska as fisheries biologists for the National Marine Fisheries Service. Serving in the Bering Sea and the Aleutians, they realized that the money was in catching fish, not watching...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/bearfest-takes-army-volunteers-one-gene
Local
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
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

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