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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • California salmon begin migration � by truck

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Wildlife officials on Tuesday formally launched a massive trucking operation to move 30 million Sacramento River salmon toward the sea to help the fish avoid harmful river conditions caused by drought. The day of hauling Tuesday...
  • Fishing practices needlessly ravage sea life, study says

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Heaps of dead fish litter the decks of commercial trawlers each summer after boat captains pull nets from the ocean in their search for shrimp. Sucked into the expansive shrimp nets, small fish and other marine animals are the...
  • Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon

    Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon
    DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean. Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and...
  • Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling

    Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling
    The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The agency's own analysis had...
  • From the Boathouse: Have a whale of a time

    Ahoy! Wondering if you should venture outside of the harbor entrance this weekend? I recommend that you go whale watching with your family and friends aboard your boat or book a trip with a commercial operator. The seas will be under four feet, but...
  • West Coast sardine crash could radiate throughout ecosystem

    West Coast sardine crash could radiate throughout ecosystem
    The sardine fishing boat Eileen motored slowly through moonlit waters from San Pedro to Santa Catalina Island, its weary-eyed captain growing more desperate as the night wore on. After 12 hours and $1,000 worth of fuel, Corbin Hanson and his crew returned...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Government is working again, sort of

    Government is working again, sort of
    WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on. Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
  • Shutdown impacts medical, scientific research in Hampton Roads

    Shutdown impacts medical, scientific research in Hampton Roads
    The federal government is back in business, but local university researchers -- whose work depends on federal funding, federal data or federal partners -- are still assessing the damage wrought by the 16-day partial shutdown. Grant applications were...
  • South Central Fishermen Concerned Over Proposed Halibut Catch Share Plan

    South Central Fishermen Concerned Over Proposed Halibut Catch Share Plan
    Tension has been mounting in south central Alaska among commercial fishermen and charter operators concerned about new rules in a proposed plan by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to implement a halibut catch share plan. The North...
  • Federal agency denies petition to delist Pacific NW killer whales

    Federal officials have denied a petition by San Joaquin Valley farmers to drop a small West Coast group of killer whales from the endangered species list. The refusal represents the latest development in a decade-long legal battle over protections for...