Mid-atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) And New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

2015-12-31T11:17:09+00:00 December 31, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Jack Mackerel School (Credit: NMFS/Southwest Fisheries Science Center) The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scientific & Statistical Committee to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).(From the Federal Register) -- Recommendations from this group will be brought to [...]

Inuit Want Arctic Policy To Protect Their Culture

2015-12-30T13:30:45+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus). These large seals, reaching up to 2.7m in length and 430kg in weight, are a primary food source for Polar Bears. (Credit: Allan Hopkins/Flickr) ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Alaska Inuit hunter John Goodwin for decades has hunted oogruk, the bearded seal, a marine mammal prized for its meat, oil and [...]

President Appoints Longtime Alaska Native Leader To U.S. Arctic Research Commission

2015-12-30T13:00:24+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) U.S. Arctic Research Commission Logo (Credit: Federal Register) President Obama last week appointed longtime Alaska Native Corporation leader Marie Kasaŋnaaluk Greene to the commission that advises the president and Congress on Arctic research.(From KUAC/ by Tim Ellis) -- “She brings a tremendous degree of not only experience but knowledge and understanding [...]

Fisheries Of The Exclusive Economic Zone Off Of Alaska; Observer Coverage Requirements For Small Catcher/Processors In The Gulf Of Alaska And Bering Sea And Aleutian Islands Groundfish Fisheries

2015-12-30T12:34:46+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Catch during a Groundfish Survey (Credit: NOAA Fisheries West Coast) NMFS proposes regulations that would implement Amendment 112 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 102 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska [...]

Fisheries Of The Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan; Notice Of Intent To Prepare An Environmental Impact Statement; Scoping Process; Request For Comments; Extension Of Comment Period

2015-12-30T12:00:09+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Commercial fishing boat.(Credit: James Brooks/Flickr) In the Notice of Intent (NOI) that published on Monday, November 23, 2015, the Council and NMFS announced the intention to prepare an environmental impact statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.(From the Federal Register) -- This notice is to alert the interested public [...]

Trade Monitoring Procedures For Fishery Products; International Trade In Seafood; Permit Requirements For Importers And Exporters

2015-12-30T11:00:10+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Seafood at Pike Place Market, Seattle (Credit: John Tornow/ Flickr) NMFS proposes regulations to revise procedures and requirements for filing import, export, and re-export documentation for certain fishery products to meet requirements for the SAFE Port Act of 2006, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), other applicable statutes, and [...]

Scientists Discover That Salty Sea Spray Affects Clouds

2016-04-05T18:16:04+00:00 December 30, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Oceans send plumes of sea spray into the atmosphere, altering the formation and duration of clouds (Credit: Warren Antiola/Flickr) All over the planet, every day, oceans send plumes of sea spray into the atmosphere.(From The National Science Foundation) -- Beyond the poetry of crashing ocean waves, this salt- and carbon-rich spray [...]

Final Rule: Fisheries Of The Caribbean, Gulf Of Mexico, And South Atlantic; Dolphin And Wahoo Fishery Off The Atlantic States And Snapper-grouper Fishery Of The South Atlantic Region; Amendments 7/33

2015-12-29T16:00:06+00:00 December 29, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Vermilion Snapper (Credit: Wikipedia commons) NMFS issues regulations to implement Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery off the Atlantic States (Dolphin and Wahoo FMP) and Amendment 33 to the FMP for the-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Snapper-Grouper FMP) (Amendments 7/33), as [...]

Notice Of Public Meeting: North Pacific Fishery Management Council

2015-12-29T14:30:12+00:00 December 29, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Pacific Coast south of Pacifica, in San Mateo County, Northern California. (Credit: Wikimedia commons) The Fishery Management Council (Council) Electronic Monitoring Workgroup (EMWG) will meet in Anchorage, AK.(From the Federal Register) -- The agenda will include a review of the 2016 pre-implementation program and other 2016 research, the EM integration analysis [...]

Final Rule: Boundary Expansion Of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Correction And Expansion Of Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Regulatory Changes, And Sanctuary Name Change; Correction

2015-12-29T14:00:17+00:00 December 29, 2015|

(Click to enlarge) Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary comprises a fringing coral reef ecosystem nestled within an eroded volcanic crater on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. This smallest and most remote of all the National Marine Sanctuaries (Credit: NOAA's National Ocean Service) NOAA originally published final rules expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay [...]

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