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Today: NMFS closed the Pacific loggerhead conservation area off the southern California coast to fishing with large mesh drift gillnet gear. The purpose of the action is to protect the North Pacific Ocean Distinct Population Segment of loggerhead…

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NMFS requests public comment on a petition by The Center for Biological Diversity to promulgate regulations to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-24/pdf/2014-17431.pdf

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Ship collisions in California shipping lanes may be preventing blue whale populations from rebounding.

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Listed salmonid smolts are under attack. Young Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead run a gauntlet of at least 8 invasive predators. http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/07/7_21_14invasive_species_and_salmon.html

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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is working on its new 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, and is asking for comments and information. Comments are due July 31st. Formal Request for Information:…

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NOAA promulgated a rule today that updated the regulations and management plan for Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Georgia. Weighted marker buoys are now allowed if continually tended by vessel operators.…

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View fact sheets developed for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Michigan Sea Grant on purchasing and selling aquatic plants and fish: http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/Advisory/index.html#invasivespecies

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NWWN's July e-News Now Available!

Posted by Stephanie Showalter Otts on July 15, 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

The July 2014 issue of the NWWN e-news is now available. Download the newsletter by clicking on the title:July e-News

Sustaining Island Fishing Communities: Policy and Management in Practice in Maine and Newfoundland

Posted by Bob Swett on May 20, 2014 at 5:35pm 0 Comments

I came across this masters thesis and I am posting information about it in case it is of interest to anyone.

Author: Emily Thomas

Thesis for the University of Prince Edward Island

M.A. in Island Studies

Tiny URL to PDF: http://tinyurl.com/nazb5p6

Abstract:

This thesis examines the relationship between fisheries policy, fisheries management, and island community development in Maine and Newfoundland. Three research…

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