Tagged: Marine Conservation

Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Comment Request: Northeast Ocean Plan

The Northeast Regional Planning Body, which is composed of eight Federal agencies and departments, six States, six federally recognized Indian Tribes, and the New England Fishery Management Council, is requesting public comment on its draft Northeast Ocean Plan.

RADM Jonathan W. White, USN (ret.), President and CEO at Consortium for Ocean Leadership speaking at the Arctic Science and Technology briefing (Credit: Aurora C. Elmore)

Synergy Between Science And Technology In An Opening Arctic

Arctic temperatures are rising and sea-ice is diminishing, yielding new challenges for all Arctic stakeholders. Distinguished panel speakers from a range of backgrounds spoke at the congressional briefing, “Technology Solutions in an Opening Arctic,” that was hosted by the Marine Technology Society, the House Oceans Caucus, and the Congressional Arctic Working Group.

An offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom. (Credit: Statkraft/Flickr)

Requests For comments On Marine Mammals

The National Marine Fisheries Service has received an application from Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC for an Incidental Harassment Authorization to take marine mammals, by harassment, incidental to the installation of the Block Island Wind Farm Export and Inter-Array Cables.

A new rule aims to protect marine mammals from becoming bycatch. (Credit: Boyd Amanda/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Takes Of Marine Mammals Incidental To Russian River Estuary Management Activities

In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act as amended, notification is hereby given that NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the Sonoma County Water Agency to incidentally harass three species of marine mammals during estuary management activities conducted at the mouth of the Russian River, Sonoma County, California.

A juvenile yellowfin sole, Limanda aspera. (Credit: NOAA)

Other Fisheries Notices – Rock Sole

The National Marine Fisheries Service is exchanging unused rock sole Community Development Quota for yellowfin sole CDQ acceptable biological catch reserves in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area.