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

Nine fishery disasters on the West Coast and Alaska also funded.
June 20, 2018 / Media Release /
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NOAA Fisheries Releases 58 Florida Loggerhead Sea Turtles into the Wild

Fisheries scientists complete annual turtle excluder device testing.
June 18, 2018 / Media Release
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NOAA Necropsy Team Finds Indications of Trauma in Death of Male Humpback

Preliminary results from the necropsy of a male humpback on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska found signs of hemorrhage, bruising, and a fractured skull—indications of trauma likely caused by a vessel strike. “Confirmation of cause of death is pending lab results, which won’t be available...
June 06, 2018 / Media Release /
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New record: Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

Three West Coast fish stocks rebuilt in 2017, six no longer overfished, finds new report.
June 28, 2018 / Media Release /
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Alaska Halibut Fishermen Gear up for March 24 Season Opener

NOAA Fisheries announces catch limits and charter management measures for 2018
June 06, 2018 / Media Release /
Commercial halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska.

Mariners Needed to Work on NOAA Ships

USCG Merchant Marine Credentials Required
March 02, 2018 / Media Release /
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From Alaska to Texas: New home announced for beluga whale calf

SeaWorld San Antonio is the new permanent home for the rescued Cook Inlet beluga whale calf named “Tyonek” currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Once NOAA Fisheries determined Tyonek was “non-releasable” and could not survive in the wild, the agency followed its...
June 11, 2018 / Media Release /

NOAA Seeks Nominations for U.S. Seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations to fill two non-NOAA commissioner seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Terms for the current commissioners—who are eligible for reappointment—expire on March 31, 2018. Through the IPHC, the United States and Canada have jointly managed the Pacific...
February 24, 2018 / Media Release /

Rescued Calf Cannot be Released Back to Wild; Search Begins for New Home

Kate Brogan, 301-427-8030 Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 NOAA Fisheries has determined a male Cook Inlet beluga whale calf found stranded in Cook Inlet in September 2017, and rehabilitated at the Alaska SeaLife Center, is not capable of surviving on his own, and cannot be released back into...
July 06, 2018 / Media Release /
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With a Record Number of Deaths This Summer, Watching for Migrating Right Whales Is More Important Than Ever

NOAA, partners ask the public to give whales space during annual pilgrimage south
June 29, 2018 / Media Release /
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