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Pacific Halibut season to open March 15 in Alaska

NOAA announces 2019 charter and commercial halibut management measures
03/21/2019 - Media Release ,

NOAA Fisheries Fines French Cruise Company for Harassment of Fur Seals near Alaska’s Pribilof Islands

Agency is working with cruise company to improve compliance with U.S. marine mammal laws
03/21/2019 - Media Release ,
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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 ,
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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
09/06/2018 - Media Release ,
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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.
10/24/2018 - Media Release ,
Fishing boats in Fulton Harbor, TX

NOAA Necropsy Team Finds Indications of Trauma in Death of Male Humpback

Necropsy of a male humpback on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska
03/21/2019 - 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.
07/27/2018 - 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
06/06/2018 - Media Release ,
Commercial halibut fishing in Southeast Alaska.

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
06/11/2018 - Media Release ,