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Commerce Department appoints members

...fulfill the act's charge to end and prevent overfishing and rebuild fish stocks to ensure sustainable fisheries. NOAA's Fisheries Service works closely with the councils during plan development and also reviews, approves and implements the management...
New halibut limits start Monday

...Fisheries Regional Administrator James Balsiger. "NOAA's Fisheries Service is committed to working cooperatively with worth the booking. A press release states NOAA's Fisheries Service intends to ask the North Pacific Fishery Management...
Alaska leads as US seafood catch reaches 17-year high

...increases are evidence that fish populations are rebuilding, said Sam Rauch, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA's Fisheries Service.Still, a number of fisheries are in trouble. The Department of Commerce has declared disasters for cod and...
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NOAA extends comment period for groundfish stocks

...these fish among the sea lions and fisheries. The original public comment period was supposed to end today, yet NOAA's Fisheries Service filed with the Federal register to extend the period for an additional 45 days to Feb. 28. The comment period...
Mariners help whales out of tangles

...the area. About six to 10 a year are typically reported in Southeast Alaska, said Lyman, who works for the NOAA's Fisheries Service. Entanglement can be trouble for marine animals. Dolphins or small whales may drown in fishing gear or other...
US Coast Guard transfers fish piracy case to China

...estimated between $10 billion and $23 billion, according to Sam Rauch, deputy assistant administrator of NOAA's Fisheries Service."This is felt throughout the world, including by our fishermen here in the U.S.," he said in a statement...
AP: Feds propose listing for seals

...endangered species coordinator Doug Vincent-Lang. He had not reviewed the decision or supporting materials but said NOAA's Fisheries Service did not work with the state to develop the model used to justify the decision. As with polar bears, the state...
Government wants registry for fishing in federal waters

...starting next year, under a rule proposed Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA's Fisheries Service said it wants to get more accurate data on recreational fish catches. Commercial fishers already need licenses...
Southeast guides face one-halibut limit, again

...Sport charter fishing has grown in Southeast Alaska while halibut abundance has decreased," said Doug Mecum, NOAA's Fisheries Service acting regional administrator for Alaska. "We're proposing to reduce the charter halibut catch to protect...
One-fish limit for charters still in place

...charter fishing has grown in Southeast Alaska, while the abundance of halibut has decreased," said Doug Mecum, NOAA's Fisheries Service Alaska region acting administrator, in a May statement. Commercial halibut fishermen, who have long fought...


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