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  • Fisheries Welcomes New Habitat Office Leadership

    Fisheries Welcomes New Habitat Office Leadership

    Aug 26: With 30 years’ experience in NOAA, Pat Montanio (r) will return to NOAA Fisheries in September to once again lead the Office of Habitat Conservation. Carrie Selberg (l) has been selected as Deputy Director for Habitat.

  • Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Proposed Rule Tackles International Bycatch

    Aug 10: NOAA issues proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fisheries. Comment period open until Nov. 9.

  • Landon Appointed NOAA's Head of Law Enforcement

    Landon Appointed NOAA's Head of Law Enforcement

    Jul 30: Jim Landon has been appointed head of NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement. He brings an array of skills and experience to the role.

  • NOAA Recommends $25 Million in SK Projects

    NOAA Recommends $25 Million in SK Projects

    Jun 25: NOAA Fisheries announced that it is recommending 88 projects for a total of $25 million under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant Program. This is the most significant amount of funding ever granted by NOAA under this program.

  • 2015 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    2015 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    Jun 19: The Department of Commerce announced today the appointment of members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks.

  • Nominations Sought for Open Positions on MAFAC

    Nominations Sought for Open Positions on MAFAC

    Jun 4: Nominations sought for open positions on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MAFAC). MAFAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce.

  • Funding to Add Tech to Fisheries Data Collection

    Funding to Add Tech to Fisheries Data Collection

    Jun 1: Today, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded $3 million to 5 grant recipients working to systematically integrate new technologies into fisheries data collections and observations.

  • 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.

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