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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New move to save historic shad

    New move to save historic shad
    There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
  • Conservationists decry shark finning loophole

    Conservationists decry shark finning loophole
    Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea. At its...
  • Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life

    Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life
    Two federal agencies on Friday announced a major review of how seismic testing for oil and gas deposits affects marine mammals and fish in deep waters off the Gulf of Mexico. So-called seismic surveys entail blasts from air guns or other ship-borne...
  • The Harbor Report: The eelgrass is greener with state blessing

    This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks. In my column...
  • Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate

    Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate
    If a little green might help restore Baltimore's ailing harbor, how can a lot be bad? That's the question city, state and federal officials are pondering as they weigh a local marina magnate's plan to fill an unused corner of the Inner Harbor with a large...
  • From The Boathouse: Follow rules to keep whales safe

    Ahoy! Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really? As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
  • Commission votes to keep rope barrier up year-round

    Commission votes to keep rope barrier up year-round
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to keep a rope barrier designed to protect harbor seals up full-time at the Children's Pool in La Jolla. The California Coastal Commission approved the city of San...
  • Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu

     
    Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu; world markets; Cajun caviar; grouper...
  • 20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts

    20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts
    The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death. Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious...