FishNews – March 29, 2017 – West Coast Whale Entanglements Summary, Seafood Import Monitoring Compliance Guide, Fisheries Finance Program, and More

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2016 West Coast Whale Entanglements Summary

Seafood Import Monitoring Program Compliance Guide

Fisheries Finance Program Restrictions Lifted 

Tangled Whale Swims Free after Successful Rescue

Alaska

Competition Seeks Better Way to Count Sea Lions

West Coast

Responding to the Oroville Dam Emergency

NOAA Fisheries Delists Canary Rockfish in Puget Sound Based on New Findings

Pacific Islands

Revealing the Unknowns of an Unusual Catch 

Southeast

New Online IFQ Species Identification Guide 

The Council Coordination Committee Letter to the President – Marine National Monuments

Dear Mr. President:
The Nation’s eight Regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) are charged under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) with managing, conserving, and utilizing fishery resources throughout the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the United States. In implementing this charge, the Councils are required to take into account the effects of management actions on United States fishermen and fishing communities….
Read more (savingseafood.org)

Love Canned Tuna? More Grocers Want To Make Sure It Was Caught Responsibly

For the last 20 years, Americans have been having a conversation about sustainable seafood that was largely focused on fish purchased at restaurants or fresh seafood counters. Armed with seafood guides, thoughtful customers were encouraged to pose questions about where their fish was caught and what type of gear was used — questions that are far trickier to pose in front of a wall of canned tuna in the middle of a supermarket….
Read more (npr.org)

FishNews – March 22, 2017 – Sea Scallop Research, Deeper Views of West Hawaii Reefs, and More

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17 Projects Selected for Scallop Set-Aside Funding

Alaska

Testing New, Voluntary Electronic Monitoring Program

West Coast

Evacuated Salmon Released into Feather River

History of West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey

Pacific Islands

Deeper Views of Reefs in West Hawaii 

Southeast

NOAA and Partners Respond to a Boat Grounding in Puerto Rico’s Habitat Focus Area 

Greater Atlantic

Social Vulnerability Indicators May Help Communities Plan for Change

FishNews – March 15, 2017 – Partnerships for Sustainable Seafood, Funding Opportunity for Red Snapper Estimation, Seafood Expo 2017, and More

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Partnerships Are Key to Seafood Sustainability

Funding Available for Red Snapper Estimations

Reminder: Visit Us at Seafood Expo North America 2017

Ocean Acidification Spreading Rapidly in the Arctic

Watch NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Mission Live

West Coast

Innovative Swordfish Fishing Fetches Higher Prices

Pacific Council Chooses 2017 Salmon Options

Greater Atlantic

NOAA Fisheries Announces 2017 At-Sea Monitoring Levels for Groundfish

Groundfish Days-At-Sea Leasing Deadline Extended

Women’s History Month 2017: Interview