Did you know that aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing form of food production? If you’ve ever wanted to know more about aquaculture, then check out this video released by NOAA Fisheries Service.
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NOAA Fisheries Service recently announced that it has awarded 14 grants worth nearly 2.5 million dollars under the Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP). All grants from the BREP support critical research and development of new methods to prevent and reduce bycatch. The new grants cover many speices, including seabirds, whales, sharks and more. You can read more [...]
New research, led by NOAA and published in the journal Conservation Biology last week explains that high levels of background noise reduce the ability of North Atlantic right whales to communicated with each other by almost two thirds. North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered. They live along the east coast of North America and [...]
Emily Tripp Senior Writer NOAA’s Fisheries Service, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Mexican environmental officials have released a new plan to protect the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. The updated Bi-National Recovery Plan was signed on September 22. “We are working together with other U.S. and Mexican agencies on the recovery [...]
Recently, about 5,000 sea turtles in Florida were rendered immobile due to a phenomenon know as “cold-stunning.” Since sea turtles are cold blooded animals they assume the temperature of their surroundings. If sea turtles are exposed to cold water, around 50 degrees F, for several days, their circulatory systems can slow down to the point [...]
Earlier this month NOAA Fisheries Service’s published a survey showing the declining trend of beluga whale population in the Cook Inlet. The endangered beluga whale is not showing the hoped for recovery, but rather a continued trend of gradual population decline.
Of the three distinct populations of spotted seals, that inhabit the North Pacific Ocean, two total more than 200,000 individuals and are not currently in danger of extinction or likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future, but NOAA’s NMFS is proposing to list a third smaller population as threatened.
NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing several measures to end overfishing and rebuild blacknose sharks and other shark populations.
Changes implemented in the Great South Channel near Boston are designed to lower the number North Atlantic right whale ship strikes.
NOAA Fisheries Service and its Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Team successfully used sedation to assist a severely entangled whale on March 6, 2009.