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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Daily Retention Limit for Remainder of June-August 2018

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for Remainder of June-August 2018 Subquota Time Period to One Fish
August 20, 2018 - News ,

NOAA Fisheries Certifies Alabama's Snapper Check Survey Design

NOAA Fisheries announced that the agency has certified the design of Alabama’s Snapper Check survey of charter and private boat fishing for red snapper. This Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) supplemental survey was developed and implemented to facilitate improved monitoring of red snapper...
August 17, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Angler with red snapper.

NOAA Announces Latest Partnership to Restore Habitats Damaged by Oil and Hazardous Waste

Multi-year partnership with Ducks Unlimited has an initial funding amount of $1.8 million to help restore habitats in Texas damaged from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
August 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Aerial photo of a flooded portion of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge near the Texas coast. Photo: USFWS.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Reimbursement of Sector At-Sea Monitoring Costs

NOAA Fisheries today announced a plan to cover all at-sea monitoring costs for Northeast groundfish sector vessels in fishing year 2018. NOAA will also reimburse industry for more of their fishing year 2017 of at-sea monitoring expenses, using remaining prior year funds, bringing the total reimbursement...
August 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
crew sorting fish on ship

Deep-Seeing is Believing: Researcher Helps Develop New Tool for Ocean Exploration

Testing Planned for August Cruise on NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
August 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Deep-See sampling system in test tank

A Little Bit of Seawater Is Helping Scientists Study Elusive Harbor Porpoise off the Coast of Alaska

Researcher Kim Parsons. Harbor porpoises are one of the smallest marine mammals in the world. They are also difficult to study because they are highly mobile and don’t spend a lot of time at the surface of the water. Scientists hope genetic approaches can help them determine the number of...
August 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A Harbor Porpoise off the Coast of Alaska

NOAA & Partners Mobilize to Aid Southern Resident Killer Whale, J50

Biologists are mobilized and responding to an emaciated and ailing three year-old killer whale (born December 2014), J50 also known as Scarlet, of the critically endangered Southern Resident population. J50 appears lethargic at times with periods of activity, including feeding. Scientists observing her...
August 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
J50 on July 21, 2018. Photographed under permit #21368.

Schoppmeyer Memorial Park in New Hampshire Honors NOAA Fisheries Special Agent

In July, the residents of Newmarket, NH named the Schoppmeyer Memorial Park in honor of NOAA Fisheries Special Agent Christopher "Schotzy" Schoppmeyer, who died in 2016.
August 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Reward at $13,000 for information in the case of a pregnant dolphin shot and killed

Pregnant dolphin and unborn calf dead after mother is shot
August 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Photo credit IMMS (2).JPG

Oyster Bar 101

With oyster aquaculture production on the rise in many regions of the United States, more and more people are finding themselves at oyster bars. Also known as a raw bar, these establishments offer guests a variety of different types of oysters as well as the experience of eating in a more hands-on way. Whether you are looking to impress a date or just avoid spilling cocktail sauce on your shirt, here is some advice for oyster bar beginners.
August 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Oyster bar.