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2012 Press Release Archives

January

01/20/2012
NOAA designates additional critical habitat for leatherback sea turtles off West Coast
01/25/2012
NOAA unveils improved way to estimate saltwater recreational fishing

February

02/02/2012
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA’s Fisheries Service Extend Comment Period on Proposed Policy to Improve Implementation of Endangered Species Act
02/08/2012
NOAA doubles Gulf of Maine winter flounder catch limits
02/24/2012
NOAA Announces Appointment to Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

March

03/15/2012
NOAA authorizes states to remove sea lions that threaten protected salmon

April

04/02/2012
NOAA announces new management measures for Gulf of Maine Cod for 2012
04/30/2012
NOAA Fisheries Service announces steps that may assist fishing industry facing Georges Bank yellowtail flounder quota reductions

May

05/02/2012
NOAA issues science-based measures to protect marine mammals during Shell’s proposed oil and gas exploratory programs in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas
05/14/2012
Annual NOAA report shows a record number of rebuilt fisheries
05/31/2012
NOAA: U.S., Europe sign agreement to strengthen scientific cooperation on climate, weather, oceans and coasts

June

06/15/2012
NOAA Fisheries seeks public input on arctic bowhead whale subsistence harvest catch limits
06/25/2012
U.S. Commerce Department announces 2012 regional fishery council appointments

July

07/03/2012
Whaling Commission updates aboriginal subsistence catch limits
07/05/2012
NOAA predicts above-average season for commercial harvest of brown shrimp in western Gulf of Mexico
07/06/2012
United States leads on whale conservation

August

08/01/2012
NOAA to conduct status review of green turtles, consider management of Hawaii turtles as distinct population segment
08/23/2012
Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Propose to Simplify Review Process for Critical Habitat Proposals under the Endangered Species Act

September

09/05/2012
Military vets to help rebuild northern California fisheries
09/13/2012
Secretary of Commerce declares disaster in Northeast Groundfish Fishery
09/13/2012
Secretary of Commerce declares disaster for Alaska King Salmon
09/13/2012
NOAA announces appointment to Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
09/19/2012
U.S. seafood landings reach 14-year high in 2011
09/28/2012
NOAA Finds Federal Protection of Northeastern Pacific Ocean Great White Sharks May Be Warranted

October

November

11/07/2012
Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Reopen Public Comment Period on Process for Identifying Habitat Essential to Species Protected Under the ESA
11/20/2012
New federal fisheries observer program for Alaska fisheries to go into effect January 1
11/30/2012
NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act

December

12/21/2012
NOAA lists ringed and bearded ice seal populations under the Endangered Species Act