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Questions & Answers - Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin Proposed Rule

Purpose and description of the proposed rulemaking action, exceptions to prohibitions, and next steps for Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

Guidance for Conducting Economic and Social Analyses of Regulatory Actions

The Office of Sustainable Fisheries provides guidance to the regional fishery management councils and NOAA Fisheries regional and program offices for conducting social and economic analyses of regulatory actions.

NOAA designates critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon

NOAA Fisheries today designated critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon—an important step to ensuring their recovery. The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that
10/12/2017 - Media Release

Comments Sought on Proposals for Atlantic Geophysical Survey Interaction with Marine Mammals

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on proposals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act that would allow companies that are proposing to conduct geophysical surveys in the Atlantic Ocean using seismic air guns to incidentally, but not intentionally,
08/07/2018 - Media Release ,

Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Regulatory Impact Review

Enhancing protections for Hawaiian spinner dolphins to prevent disturbance.
August 12, 2016 - Other Reports ,

NOAA issues proposed rules designating critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon

NOAA Fisheries today announced two proposed rules to designate critical habitat for five distinct population segments of federally listed Atlantic sturgeon. NOAA Fisheries is proposing to protect important river habitat for the
09/28/2017 - Media Release ,

NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Using new information not previously available, NOAA Fisheries is expanding critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales to cover its northeast feeding areas in the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank region and southeast calving grounds from North
09/13/2019 - Media Release ,

NOAA expands opportunities for U.S. aquaculture

Groundbreaking rule opens the door for seafood farming in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico
01/29/2018 - Media Release ,

Public Comment Period Opens for NOAA’s Proposed Rule to Protect Marine Mammals in International Fisheries

Today, NOAA issued a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries.
09/13/2019 - Media Release ,

NOAA Issues Regulations Governing Navy’s Activities in the Mariana Islands

NOAA gives the U.S. Navy marine mammal protection measures.
09/13/2019 - Media Release ,