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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...
September 25, 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.
September 25, 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.
September 25, 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.
September 25, 2018 - Media Release

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...
September 25, 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.
September 25, 2018 - Media Release ,
Commercial fishing vessels in the port of Sitka, Alaska

Alaska Halibut Fishermen Gear up for March 24 Season Opener

NOAA Fisheries announces catch limits and charter management measures for 2018
September 25, 2018 - Media Release ,
Commercial halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska.

Mariners Needed to Work on NOAA Ships

USCG Merchant Marine Credentials Required
September 25, 2018 - Media Release ,

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...
September 25, 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...
September 25, 2018 - Media Release ,