NOAA Determines Taiwanese Humpback Dolphins are Endangered Species

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it has determined the Taiwanese humpback dolphin is presently in danger of extinction throughout all of its range. As a result, conservation measures provided under the … Continue Reading

NMFS Considering Restrictions on Incidental Killing of Marine Mammals by Air Force

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) agency of NOAA has issued a request for public comments on its proposed restrictions for the U.S. Air Force 86 Fighter Weapons Squadron at the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. The proposed … Continue Reading

NMFS Taking Comments on Protection Zone for Killer Whales in Puget Sound

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will take comments until April 13, 2017, on the proposed establishment of a protection zone for Southern Resident killer whales in the Puget Sound. The rule would include a 200-yard approach rule, a prohibition … Continue Reading

FedFeed 1/26/17: NMFS Regulation Allows Taking of Mammals in Russian River

NMFS Regulation Allows Incidental Takings of Mammals During Russian River Estuary Management Activities   The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a part of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is proposing to allow the incidental taking of mammals during Russian … Continue Reading

FedFeed 12/16/2016 – NOAA Regulation Sets Hogfish Limits

NOAA Regulation Sets New Fishery Limits for Hogfish from North Carolina to the Florida Keys The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) within the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing new catch limits for hogfish in the South Atlantic. There … Continue Reading