NOAA Fisheries, (it’s still NMFS) Announces West Coast Leadership Changes

A Message from Sam Rauch, Head of NOAA Fisheries NMFS, Today, I am pleased to announce several senior leadership changes that support the changes we are making to our West Coast operations. First, our current Northwest Regional Administrator,,,,,continued    1 comment

5 Responses to NOAA Fisheries, (it’s still NMFS) Announces West Coast Leadership Changes

  1. - Moderator says:

    There is no agency named NOAA Fisheries. It is non existent. This is a slack, slag moniker used to denigrate the official name of the agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service. Prove me wrong! Find the address for NOAA Fisheries. I wonder what would be said if a boat owner decided to just, well, change the name of his boat! When Sam says he’s the Head of “NOAA Fisheries”, I must say, it’s not true!

    • Someone from NOAA says:

      Wondering what is the point being made by – Moderator?

      • - Moderator says:

        Well, Someone from NOAA,

        Sam Rauch, is Acting Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, is not the head of noaa fisheries, a handle not present in any entries to the National Register.
        I did inquire about this.
        On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM, wrote:

        I would be interested in seeing the official documentation regarding the shift to the title “NOAA Fisheries Service”Thank you.

        from: Allison McHale – NOAA Federal

        cc: Paul Jones – NOAA Federal

        date: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM
        subject: Re: inquiry
        : Important mainly because of the words in the message.
        This was the reply.
        ———- Forwarded message ———-
        From: Allison McHale – NOAA Federal
        Date: Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM
        Subject: Re: inquiry
        Cc: Paul Jones – NOAA Federal

        Our official name is still the National Marine Fisheries Service. NOAA Fisheries Service or NOAA Fisheries has for many many years been our common use name since we are the fisheries part of NOAA.

        Allison McHale
        Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator

        Communications Team Leader

        [email protected]


        Does it make a difference?

        Maybe not in your world, and it should, but it makes a difference in mine!

        Let me ask you something.

        Are there any entries into the National Register under noaa fisheries? NOVAs under noaa fisheries?

        You people have plastered this noaa fisheries thing everywhere, and it’s not even an official name connected to an official website that does not include NMFS and NOAA.

        Thanks for writing in!

        • - Moderator says:

          Someone wrote,
          We’ve been “wondering” for twenty years about the fishery regulation atrocities at NOAA. We’ve been wondering how can so many “educated and enlightened” bureaucrats with a budget in the tens of $millions get so many things so wrong so consistently?

          WE are wondering is it stupidity? Is it corruption? or Is it stupidity and corruption? Hmmm.

          Change of agency name in mid-stream is about par for NOAA. Not Loligo Squid, now the translated version: Longfin. Not Black Back Flounder, but Winter Flounder. Not Fluke, but Summer Flounder etc. etc. Oh and they’re not charts anymore they’re maps.

          BOEM not too long ago was BOEMRE, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Research and Enforcement, but apparently to avoid any “appearances” of “internal” conflict of interest between “Energy Management” and “Enforcement” (they didn’t seem able to juggle those two aspects very well in the years leading up top the Deepwater Horizon tragedy); it was divided up into BOEM or Bureau of Ocean Energy Research and BSEE or Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

          They all were not too long ago originally known as The Minerals Management Service which was transformed into BOEMRE to avoid any “appearances of conflict of interest” (such as getting busted partying with oil “executives” and the reported inattention to details such as bogus safety reports relating to the Deepwater Horizon atrocity) —quite an acronym Shell game that they play here.

          From the BSEE website:

          Did NOAA, similar to Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Serice’s “transformation”, change the name from NMFS to NOAA Fisheries in response to the unearthed corruption in the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, i.e., Dale Joenes file shredding, junkets to the Phillipines on fishermen’s exorbitant fines money?

          So, yes there is some wonderment isn’t there? And “what is the point”? That’s what we were wondering. And one more thing to wonder about: where is the service to the Fisheries from the Fisheries Service. We were also wondering about that.

      • - Moderator says:

        Just in case you were wondering, Someone from NOAA, this is actually an issue on the West Coast.


        May 21, 2013 ENGO, National Edit This

        “Fishlink Sublegals.”- The third “Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries” conference was held on 6-9 May, 2013 in Washington, DC. Titled, “Advancing Sustainability,” the national event, sponsored this time by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, is in preparation for the upcoming Congressional Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act (MSA) reauthorization, a law set to expire in September of this year. continued

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