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Researchers Gather Trove of Data on These Elusive Deep-Divers For a month this summer, researchers from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center and colleagues surveyed the waters south of Cape Cod along the edge of the continental shelf and farther offshore looking for True’s beaked whales, a species about which very little is known. On this cruise, however, researchers made what could be a beaked whale breakthrough, seeing or hearing multiple True’s beaked whales nearly every […]
NOAA Fisheries is conducting a review to evaluate whether and how to improve the National Bycatch Report. NOAA Fisheries is responsible for monitoring and managing bycatch and bycatch mortality of living marine resources in U.S. fisheries. As part of that effort, we produced the National Bycatch Report in 2011, and updates in 2014 (Update 1) and 2016 (Update 2), to provide bycatch estimates at the fishery and species level. The National Bycatch Report is not a […]
Since July 2018, elevated bottlenose dolphin mortalities have occurred along the Southwest coast of Florida including Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreation-ally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Del Norte County.
NOAA Fisheries announced that the agency has certified the design of Alabama’s Snapper Check survey of charter and private boat fishing for red snapper.
All shrimp, curvina, sierra, and chano fish and fish products imported under certain harmonized tariff schedule codes from Mexico as the country of origin, must be accompanied on arrival to the United States by a certification of admissibility certifying that they either did not originate from Upper Gulf of California gillnet fisheries, or if from the Upper Gulf, were not caught using gillnets within the vaquita’s range.
More than $2.3 million will go to partners to support innovative bycatch reduction research projects.
A bumper season for the large scallops known in France as Coquilles St. Jacques has turned into a bitter dispute in the English Channel, as French fishermen angry over British expansion into their traditional waters surrounded British boats in a show of maritime force.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try for free on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.