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Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...Emmonak, including Nunivak Island.That work will be done in two surveys in July and August, and cost about $300,000. NMFS is the primary funder this summer, but the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge will provide various services like fuel drops...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Sportfish reps, NMFS agree one-fish limit isn't on table

...National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, received about 4,123 comments on the...made it in before the Aug. 26 deadline.NMFS is tasked with responding to those comments...successfully stopping it in 2011 by flooding NMFS with comments. NMFS subsequently told...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-08/sportfish-reps-nmfs-agree-one-fish-limi
State
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation

...vote, though, continues a pattern by NMFS Alaska Region of resisting efforts to reduce...casting votes in the first place.His boss, NMFS Alaska Region Administrator Jim Balsiger...What is truly astounding about the way NMFS Alaska Region has favored trawl interests...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-23/alaska-editorial-nmfs-alaska-puts-tra
Opinion
NMFS plans workshops on harbor seal protections

...that barrier 85 percent of the time as the slow-turning vessels negotiated ice fields to reach close views of the glacier.NMFS will collect testimony for potential conservation measures in Disenchantment Bay and other Alaska glacial habitats, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-12/nmfs-plans-workshops-harbor-seal-protec
State
NMFS denies seal endangered listing

...precautionary listing of currently abundant and robust species based on speculated and unproven climate related impacts over century timeframes," he said by email. "We stand ready to assist the NMFS in defense of this decision if it is challenged."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/nmfs-denies-seal-endangered-listing
State
NMFS to share land for vessel space

...Game has agreed to a long-term lease of NMFS land on the downtown waterfront across...said Steve Ignell, deputy director of NMFS' Auke Bay Laboratory. "Basically, we're...didn't go into effect until last year, when NMFS used Fish and Game's 110-foot research...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033106/sta_20060331025.shtml
News
NMFS plans hearings on proposed ice seal listings

...with telephone access to other North Slope communities. A third hearing will be scheduled for Nome but no date has been set. NMFS in December proposed listing ringed seals, the main prey of polar bears, and bearded seals because of the projected loss of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022311/reg_789638452.shtml
Regional News
Follow NMFS's idea

...big about its corporate record of "environmental stewardship." We'll see if they can actually walk the walk. Will they do the right thing and follow NMFS's expert recommendations and not build a dock at Cascade Point? Kat Hall Juneau

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032705/let_20050327017.shtml
Opinion
Young blasts NMFS on pollock curbs

...overfishing is responsible for the 80 percent drop in the Steller population in some areas during the past two decades. ``NMFS is on my blacklist,'' Young said. Young said he thinks the agency pressed to restrict the annual 2 billion-pound fishery...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052199/Loc_young.html
Local
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Juneau officials take NMFS plea to D.C. 6/10/98

...June 10, 1998 Juneau officials take NMFS plea to D.C. Last modified at 2...and whether construction funds for the NMFS center in Juneau will be included. ...Atmospheric Administration, the parent agency of NMFS, said, ``We're firmly behind the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061098/nmfs.html

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