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First North Atlantic Right Whales of Season in Southeast Spotted Off Georgia

Known right whales travel together along Georgia coast
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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New Reports Highlight Landings, Value and Economic Impact of U.S. Fishing

NOAA Fisheries release two reports showing the number of landings and value of for U.S. fisheries as well as the economic impact of U.S. commercial and recreation fishing.
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fishing boats in Point Judith, Rhode Island

New Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established Around Cape Cod Bay to Protect Right Whales

A voluntary vessel speed restriction zone has been established around Cape Cod Bay to protect an aggregation of 6 right whales sighted in this area on December 11, 2018.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,

New Fishing Opportunities Emerge from Resurgence of West Coast Groundfish

Rebuilt West Coast groundfish species are good news for fishermen and fans of healthy and delicious fish.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,

U.S.-Japan Bilateral: Two Nations, One Enduring Aquaculture Relationship

U.S. and Japanese scientists partner to advance sustainable seafood farming.
December 11, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Federal Funding Opportunity Released

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office announced the grant opportunity to support environmental education in the watershed; proposals are due by February 20, 2019.
December 11, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Students on board Sultana

Ten Ways We Can Help Hawaiian Monk Seals

Our veterinarian and field teams work to rescue pups, treat injuries, and sometimes even remove eels!
December 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Seal with an eel in its nose

Developing Marine Mammal Response Capacity at Home and Abroad

Experienced stranding responders around the world have collaborated to launch the Global Marine Animal Stranding Toolkit at to help expand marine mammal stranding response capabilities.
December 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Great Lakes Restoration Funding Opportunity Announced

New multi-year regional partnerships will help delist Areas of Concern and restore fisheries native to the Great Lakes. Proposals are due February 4.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Large Whale Entanglements National Report Released

A national report on large whale entanglements confirmed in the United States in 2017. Seventy-six large whale entanglements were confirmed nationally in 2017, slightly above the annual average.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission partners disentangle a North Atlantic right whale NOAA MMHSRP Permit 18786