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2013 Press Release Archives

January

01/11/2013
NOAA to work with 10 nations to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and stem the bycatch of protected species
01/25/2013
NOAA seeks comment on regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in waters off California and Hawaii
01/25/2013
NOAA seeks comment on regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

February

02/12/2013
NOAA Fisheries finds ESA listing of Alaska cold-water corals is not warranted

March

03/07/2013
NOAA report finds commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated $199 billion in 2011
03/21/2013
NOAA considers effects of Arctic oil and gas activities on marine mammals and Alaska native communities

April

04/04/2013
NOAA’s Fisheries Service seeks comments on proposal to list scalloped hammerhead sharks under Endangered Species Act

May

June

06/05/2013
NOAA proposal extends rule reducing risk of whale ship strikes along U.S. East Coast
06/20/2013
Commerce announces 2013 regional fishery council appointments

July

07/10/2013
Groundfish closed areas proposed reopening
07/17/2013
NOAA proposes to designate critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles in NW Atlantic and Gulf

August

08/01/2013
NOAA Fisheries Announces $3.6 Million in Grants to States and Tribes to Support Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery
08/06/2013
NOAA Fisheries denies application to import 18 beluga whales for public display
08/20/2013
NOAA Fisheries announces $3.7 million in funding for habitat restoration in Alaska, Oregon and Washington
08/20/2013
NOAA seeks comments on Atlantic bluefin tuna management proposals
08/23/2013
Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Issue Final Rule to Improve the Process for Critical Habitat Proposals under the Endangered Species Act
08/29/2013
Services Solicit Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Endangered Species Act Implementation Regulations

September

09/03/2013
NOAA’s Fisheries Service awards $1 million to partners in 10 states to rescue stranded marine mammals and investigate health problems
09/10/2013
Commerce announces 2013 regional fishery council appointment

October

10/22/2013
NOAA Fisheries Announces $1.97 Million in Funding for Habitat Restoration in California and Hawaii
10/22/2013
NOAA Fisheries Announces $15.8 Million in Funding for Habitat Restoration in the Great Lakes
10/22/2013
NOAA Fisheries announces $6.6 Million in funding for habitat restoration in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland and Virginia
10/22/2013
NOAA Fisheries announces $8 million in funding for habitat restoration in southeastern states
10/23/2013
NOAA removes the eastern Steller sea lion from the Endangered Species Act list
10/30/2013
NOAA: 2012 U.S. seafood landings remain near high 2011 levels

November

11/14/2013
NOAA announces regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

December

12/06/2013
Ship strike reduction rule proves effective protecting North Atlantic right whales
12/16/2013
NOAA announces regulations to protect marine mammals during Navy training and testing in waters off California and Hawaii