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  • DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    May 21: A tissue study finds that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to a high number of Gulf dolphin deaths. The study finds petroleum contaminants the likely source of lung and adrenal lesions causing deaths.

  • Saving Seabirds: An Award-Winning Partnership

    Saving Seabirds: An Award-Winning Partnership

    May 18: NOAA Fisheries teamed up with Washington Sea Grant, Oregon State University and partners to find a way to keep albatross and other seabird species off the hooks of commercial fishing vessels in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish longline fishery.

  • New Funding Spurs Innovation in U.S. Fisheries

    New Funding Spurs Innovation in U.S. Fisheries

    May 4: NOAA Fisheries is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Walton Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to provide $1.6 million in grants to 15 worthwhile fisheries innovation projects.

  • National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Feb 12: New national policy recognizes the value of—and gives a voice to—America’s saltwater recreational anglers.

  • NOAA RESTORE Act Issues Funding Call

    NOAA RESTORE Act Issues Funding Call

    Dec 18: NOAA has issued a call for proposals under the first federal funding opportunity issued by the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program, which supports research in the Gulf of Mexico on long-term sustainability of the ecosystem and its fisheries.

  •  IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    IUU Task Force Releases Recommendations

    Dec 16: A Presidential Task Force has developed its recommendations to combat illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing and seafood fraud. The recommendations are available for review with a request for comment on implementation strategies.

  • Supporting Innovative Approaches to Reduce Bycatch

    Supporting Innovative Approaches to Reduce Bycatch

    Dec 9: Assistant Administrator, Eileen Sobeck, discusses supporting innovative approaches to reduce bycatch and the $2.4 million in partner grants recently awarded to states, academia, and industry to partner with fishermen efforts to reduce bycatch.

  • NOAA Issues Atlantic Tuna Management Measures

    NOAA Issues Atlantic Tuna Management Measures

    Dec 1: NOAA Fisheries today announced final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance with international quotas.

  • National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy

    Nov 19: NOAA Fisheries has drafted an agency-wide policy on saltwater recreational fisheries, and would like to know what you think about it. Share your thoughts on this draft policy through December 31.

  • Marine Aquaculture in Your Region

    Marine Aquaculture in Your Region

    Nov 3: Explore a sampling of the NOAA aquaculture collaborations occurring across the United States.

  • NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

    NOAA Announces Saltonstall-Kennedy Grants

    Oct 16: NOAA announces funding through Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program for 2014-2015.

  • Making Strides in Bycatch Reduction Research

    Making Strides in Bycatch Reduction Research

    Oct 9: The 2013 BREP Report to Congress highlights outcomes and management applications of projects funded with $2.44 million in FY2012 in four priority areas.

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