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With an Unprecedented Number of Right Whale Deaths Since 2017, Watching for Migrating Right Whales is More Important Than Ever

NOAA and partners ask the public to give whales space during annual pilgrimage south.
12/07/2018 - Media Release ,

Fernandina Beach Mayor Declares November “Right Whale Month” in Fernandina Beach

Right whales expected to return to Florida coast in November
11/02/2018 - Media Advisory

NOAA sponsors tenth annual Right Whale Festival  

All hands on deck! It's more important than ever to raise awareness of North Atlantic right whales
10/17/2018 - Media Advisory ,

Third North Atlantic Right Whale Mortality of 2018 Confirmed

November 5 Update: Scientists agree that the probable cause of death was a severe acute entanglement.
11/05/2018 - Media Release ,

Statement on Recent Court Ruling on Aquaculture

NOAA remains committed to expanding sustainable U.S. aquaculture
09/27/2018 - Media Release ,

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Declares Commercial Fishery Disasters for West Coast Salmon and Sardines

Determinations make these fisheries eligible for NOAA Fisheries fishery disaster assistance.
09/25/2018 - Media Release ,
School of pacific sardine

NOAA Fisheries and partners invite public to help count Cook Inlet beluga whales

Have you ever seen a beluga whale? Local residents and visitors from around the world had their first such experience at last year’s Belugas Count!  This all-day citizen science celebration aims to bring together members of the public to focus on...
09/06/2018 - Media Release ,
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New England Seals Test Positive for Avian Flu and Distemper

Preliminary results suggest that avian flu and/or phocine distemper virus may be contributing to the elevated seal strandings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts since June 1, 2018.
08/23/2018 - Media Release ,

Commerce Secretary Allocates $200 Million Fishery Disaster Funding Following 2017 Hurricanes

Nine fishery disasters on the West Coast and Alaska also funded.
10/24/2018 - Media Release ,
Fishing boats in Fulton Harbor, TX

NOAA Fisheries Releases 58 Florida Loggerhead Sea Turtles into the Wild

Fisheries scientists complete annual turtle excluder device testing.
06/18/2018 - Media Release