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Archived Hot Topics

Hot Topics from the last 6 months:

02/23/2015
12-month finding on petition to revise critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale distinct population segment
02/20/2015
Proposal to expand critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic Right Whales; submit comments through 04/21/2015
02/18/2015
Negative 90-day finding on petition to list yellowtail damselfish under ESA
02/18/2015
Nominations sought for Atlantic and Pacific Scientific Review Groups under the MMPA, deadline 03/20/15
02/17/2015
Updated data on Northern Gulf of Mexico dolphin/ whale (Cetacean) Unusual Mortality Event
02/09/2015
Study finds distinct groupings in multi-year Northern Gulf of Mexico marine mammal unusual mortality event
02/09/2015
Amendments to bottlenose dolphin take reduction plan require year-round use of modified pound net leaders in specified waters
02/04/2015
Southern Resident killer whale - "Lolita" - included in endangered listing
01/29/2015
Draft 2014 Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports are available for public comment until 4/29/15
01/12/2015
Protective regulations considered for conservation of 20 threatened coral species; submit information through 03/16/2015
01/08/2015
Updated Data on Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event
01/01/2015
Ship speed limit rule in effect through May 15 in Cape Cod Bay for right whale feeding areas
12/29/2014
List of Fisheries classifying U.S. commercial fisheries into one of three Categories according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals finalized for 2015
12/23/2014
Pinto abalone not warranted for listing under the ESA
12/17/2014
Guidelines for safely deterring marine mammals to be developed; public input requested by 01/15/2015
12/15/2014
6 foreign species proposed for listing under the ESA
12/15/2014
Northwest Atlantic (NWA) DPS of dusky shark not warranted for listing under the ESA
12/11/2014
5 species of sawfish listed as endangered under the ESA
12/08/2014
Proposal to designate critical habitat for Arctic ring seals in the northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, open for comment until March 3, 2015
12/01/2014
Fishermen may now submit marine mammal mortality/ injury report forms online or via email to nmfs.mireport@noaa.gov
11/20/2014
Collaboration among government agencies, rice growers, and industry restrict use of pesticide thiobencarb to further protect salmon and steelhead trout in California
11/17/2014
Revised taxonomy and nomenclature for Hawaiian monk seals effective 01/16/2015
11/15/2014
Ship speed limit rule in effect through Apr 15 in Southeast U.S. areas for right whale calving and nursery grounds
11/14/2014
NOAA Fisheries designates critical habitat for the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin DPSs of yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, and bocaccio
11/07/2014
BOEM developing long-term monitoring plan for potential impacts to marine mammals from geophysical survey activities in the Gulf of Mexico, public input requested through 12/08/2014
11/05/2014
Queen conch not warranted for listing under the ESA
11/04/2014
Northern fur seals subsistence harvest regulations modified for Eastern Pacific stock to authorize harvest of up to 150 male young of the year annually, within total range of 300-500 males annually, during a new autumn harvest season
11/01/2014
Ship speed limit rule in effect through Apr 30 in Mid-Atlantic areas for right whale migration and calving
10/22/2014
14 fisheries proposed in annual determination to implement the sea turtle observer requirement
10/17/2014
51 eligible proposals received for FY15 Prescott Grants for Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance
10/16/2014
Permit to authorize incidental take of endangered whales by Hawaii deep-set and shallow-set longline fisheries
10/08/2014
Potential Financial Assistance Program for Pinnipeds off Alaska, open for comment until 11/07/2014
10/06/2014
Workshop to provide feedback on Assessing Risks to Endangered and Threatened Species from Pesticides
09/15/2014
FY2014 Prescott Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance
09/04/2014
Recovery plan draft for elkhorn and staghorn corals
09/03/2014
Negative 90-day finding on petition to list 6 species of Pacific damselfishes; status review initiated for the orange clownfish with a request for scientific and commercial information through 11/03/2014
09/02/2014
NOAA Fisheries proposes to list Nassau Grouper as threatened under the ESA
08/26/2014
NOAA lists 20 coral species as threatened under the ESA
08/22/2014
Proposed 2015 List of Fisheries categorizes commercial fisheries according to the level of incidental mortality or serious injury of marine mammals
08/20/2014
Dolphin Harassment Continues in Florida Panhandle, Tour Boat Operator Fined
08/19/2014
Final Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports for 2013
08/07/2014
Sockeye salmon on the road to recovery in the Pacific Northwest
08/07/2014
Sturgeon in Connecticut River: Working to Bring Back Ancient Fish
08/06/2014
Northern fur seal subsistence estimates on the Pribilof Islands, AK
08/04/2014
Federal Funding Opportunity for Species Recovery Grants to States, apply by 11/07/2014