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2014-04-07 08:23:55

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that NOAA Fisheries will develop a national recreational fishing policy was greeted enthusiastically by sportfishing and boating leaders, who have urged the agency to adopt exactly this approach to define and coordinate efforts throughout the federal government, and particularly the National Marine Fisheries Service, to advance saltwater recreational fishing. NOAA...

2014-03-26 08:23:30

Leaders map out path for federal marine fisheries conservation WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress is currently revising the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, the law that governs our nation's marine resources. Recreational saltwater anglers and the sportfishing and boating industries are intensifying efforts to ensure that their social, conservation and economic priorities are well represented in the legislative process. Today, in a...

2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark win for the environment, the U.S. District Court D.C. ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind's impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of...

Eastern Steller Sea Lions Delisted As Endangered Species By NOAA
2013-10-28 09:03:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not since 1994 has the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) removed an animal from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to effective recovery efforts. The eastern North Pacific gray whale was taken off the list of threatened and endangered species nearly 20 years ago after evidence was found that these marine mammals had recovered to near their estimated original population size and were no longer in danger of...

2013-05-22 23:14:39

Eric Schwaab to lead new national conservation initiatives and programs for nonprofit. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 National Aquarium, a leading cultural attraction and economic engine anchoring Baltimore´s Inner Harbor for more than 30 years, announces Eric Schwaab as its first-ever Senior Vice President and Chief Conservation Officer (CCO). With a realignment of priorities that emphasizes an updated conservation mission, Schwaab´s appointment represents the Aquarium´s...

2013-04-30 23:31:52

Pesticides Pose to Endangered and Threatened Species When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Specifically, the agencies should use a risk assessment approach that addresses problem formulation, exposure analysis,...

Ringed And Bearded Seal Species To Be Protected As Endangered Species
2012-12-23 05:55:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Members of two Arctic Seal species will be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to vanishing ice and snow in their habitats, officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Friday. The NOAA Fisheries division has declared the Ladoga subspecies of ringed seals, which live in northwest Russia, will be listed as endangered and three others, the Arctic, Okhotsk, and Baltic...

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2012-09-13 18:23:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Environmentalists are going to extreme measures to try and save seals by taking on the government in court. The Center for Biological Diversity claim the National Marine Fisheries Service has illegally delayed listings for the ringed seal and the bearded seal. The agency proposed listing the seal species as threatened back in December 2010, but the National Marine Fisheries Service missed the statutory deadline to formally...


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