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  • US Close To Banning Swimming With Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — Federal officials are in the final review stages of rules that would ban swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, officials said. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials are nearing completion of regulations proposed almost three years ago that would create a 50-yard (46-meter) barrier around the mammals, West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday. The practice…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Port of Seattle would sink without Alaska’s fisheries May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — If not for Alaska’s fisheries, the Port of Seattle would not be what it is today. How important is Alaska to its bottom line? An economic report released this month by the Port of Seattle reveals that Seattle is home  to about 300 fishing vessels and of those, all but 74 make their fishing living…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • Salmon studies: North Pacific project trawls for data, funding May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — “I like to say to people that after 100 years of research, we know a lot about salmon. But what we need to know most, we mostly don’t know,” said fisheries scientist Richard Beamish following the first International Year of the Salmon expedition this year. “We can’t forecast how a changing…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • NOAA admin defends budget in House oversight hearing May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — There’s likely going to be no more withering nor efficient criticism of the Trump administration’s coastal economic and environmental policy goals than U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman launched into at the outset of a U.S. House subcommittee meeting Tuesday. The House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife met to discuss the administration’s…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • New report calls for balanced approach in growing US aquaculture industry May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — A new report by an American think tank on the state of the U.S. aquaculture industry highlights the challenges and opportunities facing domestic seafood farming in state and federal waters. The Washington, D.C., U.S.A.-based Center for American Progress found that aquaculture offers major economic benefits, but it must be balanced with regulations…Read […]

    John Cooke

  • University of Rhode Island to Join NOAA Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic May 24, 2019
    May 24, 2019 — The following was released by the University of Rhode Island: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) will join the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Cooperative Institutes are NOAA-supported,…Read […]

    John Cooke

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