Tagged: Fisheries

Sturgeon (Acipenser) at the Oregon Zoo (Credit: Wikimedia commons)

Requests For Comments On Fisheries

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites the public to comment on the applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species.

Representative Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands (Credit: Rmotta / wikimedia)

Successes And Challenges With Endangered Species Listings

A joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Interior Subcommittees examined the barriers to removing federal protections, or delisting species from the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).

The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin, weighs up to 1800 lb and has been classified as a vulnerable species. (Credit: NMFS/NOAA)

Notice of Public Meetings

Upcoming public meetings have been announced for the Mid-Altantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel, Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel, and NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

House Committee on Natural Resources Republicans thwart rule change requests by Democrats.(Credit: P.D.Tillman/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

List of Fisheries for 2016

The National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries (LOF) for 2016, as required by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which reflects new information on interactions between commercial fisheries and marine mammals.