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Feds: No listing for Southeast herring

...chairman of the Tongass chapter of the Sierra Club, which was the former Juneau chapter, said he was disappointed with NOAA's decision.He said it seems NOAA did consider some data on historical populations in the region, but "they apparently...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-04/feds-no-listing-southeast-herring
Outdoors
US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban

...Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman says Chinese authorities have agreed to meet Friday with officials from NOAA's seafood inspection program.China imposed a ban in December on the import of clams, oysters, mussels and scallops harvested...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/us-officials-meet-china-shellfish-ban
State
Chinook salmon take center stage at Friday Fireside chat

...monitoring of freshwater and marine biophysical factors affecting salmon. Heard has also completed almost 1,400 dives as NOAA's longest-certified scuba diver. He'll discuss Southeast Chinooks' life histories, flesh color variations and why...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-14/chinook-salmon-take-center-stage-fri
Outdoors
Bezenek earns Toastmasters award

...time and money. In addition to his active participation in the Valley Toastmasters Club, Brian is also a member of the Taku Toastmasters Club, which meets in downtown Juneau. Brian is employed with NOAA's National Weather Service in Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-01-26/bezenek-earns-toastmasters-award
Neighbors
Around Town for Friday, Feb. 14

...Salmon in Transition, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With biologist Bill Heard formerly of NOAA's Auke Bay laboratory. Details: 789-0097 and www.mendenhallglacier.netTlingit and Haida Indians of the City and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-14/around-town-friday-feb-14
Local
Arts calendar

...Salmon in Transition, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With biologist Bill Heard formerly of NOAA's Auke Bay laboratory. Details: 789-0097 and www.mendenhallglacier.netDan Hopson's classical guitar, 7-9 p...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-02-13/arts-calendar
Art
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...the lower the acoustic (decibel) threshold becomes."After the draft was released, Senator Lisa Murkowski requested NOAA's acting administrator extend the deadline. "This is a very complex issue that will have a significant effect on Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-24/man-made-sounds-effect-marine-animal
Outdoors
Winter fishing seasons begin, snow crab early

...is meant to better reflect its evolutionary lineage.According to an explanation from James Orr and Duane Stevenson at NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center, the change comes after genetic studies showed that pollock has the same lineage as Atlantic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/winter-fishing-seasons-begin-snow-crab-
State
NOAA: Be on look-out for entangled whale near Juneau

Members of NOAA's Marine Mammal Stranding Network are asking...near the southeast tip of Shelter Island. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement, NOAA scientists...the whale, and to report sightings to NOAA's Marine Mammal Stranding hotline at 877-925-7773...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-05-13/noaa-be-look-out-entangled-whale-near-j
Local
Designs now being accepted for Smart Gear Competition

JUNEAU - NOAA's Fisheries Service has awarded a $364,000 grant to the World Wildlife...groups, fishermen and the scientific community," said James Balsiger, NOAA's acting assistant administrator for fisheries. "All parties involved...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061409/nei_450838720.shtml

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