The Okinawa dugong’s days could be numbered. At most 10 of the marine mammals remain in Japan’s southernmost prefecture, according to the Nature Conservation Society of Japan (NACS-J).
Category: Policy News
The House Committee on Natural Resources approved, under unanimous consent, a bill to strengthen the enforcement of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing (H.R. 69) by amending several fisheries acts.
Two leading Alaska Native tribal organizations on Wednesday petitioned the federal government to dramatically lower the cap on the number of king salmon that Bering Sea commercial fishermen can harvest as bycatch in order to protect the fish.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved three bills for implementation of international fisheries agreements in three regions: the North Pacific (S. 2482), the South Pacific (S. 2484), and the Northwest Atlantic (S. 2485).
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the reauthorization of the National Estuary Program (NEP) (H.R. 5266).
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific approved H.Res. 714, a resolution promoting peace and collaboration to address territorial disputes in the East China Sea and the South China Sea.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the nomination of Vice Admiral (ret.) Manson K. Brown to be NOAA’s Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction.
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing titled “The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design”.
Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) (H.J. Res. 124) that will keep the federal government running through mid-December.
Olympic National Park says that for the first time in more than a century, chinook salmon have been spotted in the upper reaches of the Elwha River following the recent removal of two dams.