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Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales off Nantucket Extended to December 11

Extension of voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of 17 right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries, Gulf States Prioritize Integrating, Calibrating Recreational Red Snapper Data

At a recent workshop, Marine Recreational Information Program partners discussed how data collected by general and specialized recreational fishing surveys can help deliver more timely and precise catch estimates for Gulf red snapper.
November 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A smiling woman holds a large red snapper.

Two Alaskans Postpone Thanksgiving to Rescue Whale Near Prince of Wales Island

NOAA says actions resulted in a safe, deliberate assessment and rescue of entangled humpback whale.
November 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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National Climate Assessment Report Released

The recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) Volume ll is an extensive scientific assessment of climate change impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States.  The assessment includes climate change impacts on 10 US regions and 15 sectors...
November 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Nominations Sought for Open Positions on Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee -- accepted through December 24, 2018

The Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC) advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. Nominations are sought for vacant positions.
November 21, 2018 - News
MAFAC Meeting

Statement by John Henderschedt, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 21, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bluefin tuna.

Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

New voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of four right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Window to an Underwater World

Milford scientists evaluate aquaculture oyster cages as habitat using GoPro cameras
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Video still of subadult male tautog pursuing larger female near oyster cage.

Alaska Pollock Spawning Season May be Earlier Under Climate Change

A new study shows how climate and fishing are changing pollock spawning time, and how changes in spawning time could affect fisheries in the future.
November 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Three’s A Crowd: NOAA Dehooks Several Seals in Two-Month Span

NOAA Successfully Dehooks Three Monk Seals in Recent Months.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fish hook with line and pliers removed from monk seal.