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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
12/20/2018 - 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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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
06/06/2018 - 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
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 ,

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
02/24/2018 - 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
08/08/2018 - Media Release ,

Stranded Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Calf Safely Transported to the Alaska SeaLife Center for Rehabilitation

Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 Nancy Deel (Alaska SeaLife Center), 907-224-6375 Seward, AK (October 03, 2017) –The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) received a stranded male beluga whale calf from Cook Inlet on Saturday, September 30. The solitary animal
08/02/2018 - Media Release ,

NOAA Proposes Compensated Reallocation Program Between Halibut Commercial and Charter Sectors

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to authorize formation of a recreational quota entity (RQE), which could purchase and hold commercial halibut quota shares for use by charter anglers in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) regulatory Areas 2C
02/24/2018 - Media Release ,

NOAA Humanely Hazes Aggressive California Sea Lion at Auke Bay

A male California sea lion spotted lounging on the dock at Auke Bay over the weekend has gently been encouraged to haul out elsewhere.  A marine mammal expert from NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office and a NOAA Office of Law Enforcement officer
02/23/2018 - Media Release ,