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NOAA outlines whale protection rules for Navy testing

...a category that includes whales, dolphins and seals - come close to exercises involving sonar or explosives.The Navy and NMFS will also meet annually to discuss the latest developments in ocean science, including the best available information about...
State | Outdoors
UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...functioning of marine food webs. Information from NOAA's research is provided to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the NMFS Alaska Regional Office, fishing industries, state and federal regulators, and international treaty bodies. The information...
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...
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...
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation, 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...
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...
Regional News
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...
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."
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
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...


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