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Senate passes resolution opposing Aleutians marine sanctuary

...sanctuary in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/senate-passes-resolution-opposing-aleut
State
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...chinook 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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6

...entangled 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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-22
Art
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
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...against 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/ucida-pres-maw-doesnt-oppose-state-mana
State | AK legislature
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...and commercial businesses," said Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service regional administrator Jim Balsiger. "Funds...the fishery disaster relief funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Aug. 18, 2014, that $7.8...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
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...

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...by DOT&PF and the National Marine Fisheries Service would be included in...

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

...Alaska.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...

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

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