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Humpbacks' endangered species status questioned

...Species 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/humpbacks-endangered-species-status-que
State
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...is 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

...stock 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...

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

...University of 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

...its 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...

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

...its 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-19/agency-considers-pinto-abalone-endanger
State
Kings may drive news, but sockeyes drive Inlet economy

...can rely on catches and prices to quantify the baseline economic impact of their fishery. According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, from 2010 to 2011, three Cook Inlet ports - Seward, Homer and Kenai - are among the top 30 highest valued...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/kings-may-drive-news-sockeyes-drive-inl
State
Federal agency plans to survey fishing businesses

...planning to measure the economic impact of fishing businesses.Notices posted in the Federal Register show the National Marine Fisheries Service plans to survey U.S. seafood processors and bait-and-tackle shops during 2014. The Kodiak Daily Mirror...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/federal-agency-plans-survey-fishing-bus
State
A king without its crown

...and increase the number of samples," she said. "For vessels with less than 100 percent coverage, (the National Marine Fisheries Service) will sample chinook salmon from randomly selected observed trips for both pollock and non-pollock trawl...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-29/king-without-its-crown
State | Local
Calif. fishers say quota system is all wet

...140 boats in 2010 to 103 in 2013.Frank Lockhart, who oversees Pacific groundfish catch shares for the National Marine Fisheries Service, acknowledged shortages in observer availability in some areas, and said there is an effort to expand the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-23/calif-fishers-say-quota-system-all-wet
State

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