Tag Archives: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

Fish-farm madness – A US/Canadian Collaborative, The “Joint Forward Plan”

The Joint Forward Plan states that “Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked on aligning product reviews and risk assessment methodologies” in order to “reduce administrative burden on industry and provide simultaneous product access” to users. Regarding fish farms, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is collaborating with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Read the rest here 16:02

Derelict crab gear is spotted by air, snagged at sea

By air and sea, environmental groups and the Quinault Indian Nation are spotting and retrieving derelict crab pots over 150 square miles of ocean, pots with lines that can ensnare gray and humpback whales and endanger boats.  Read the rest here

Warm is the new normal, say Atlantic oceanographers

CBC_News_logoThe trend is being traced from the Florida coast up to Newfoundland, affecting native flora and fauna and causing concern among fishermen. [email protected]

Ed Killer: Red snapper may come home again for anglers

Is there a new tide turning for fisheries management? The National Marine Fisheries Service, the arm of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration that oversees fishing regulations in federal waters, announced this week it is receiving public comment on the possible opening of an annual red snapper fishing season in South Atlantic waters. For recreational and a small number of commercial fishermen, this is good news, isn’t it? continue