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Judge orders environmental assessment for observer program

A federal judge ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service to prepare a supplemental environmental assessment...revised observer program was implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, in 2013. It was intended to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-07/judge-orders-environmental-assessmen
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Cook Inlet fishermen to receive $4.6 million in direct aid payments

...relief funding.The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Monday that...2011, according to National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, spokeswoman...information provided by the National Marine Fisheries Service, an estimated 443 permit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-20/cook-inlet-fishermen-to-receive-46-m
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NOAA gives Kachemak Bay special designation

...from it," she said. A team of staff from NOAA's National Ocean Services, National Weather Service and National Marine Fisheries Service and from the state of Alaska selected Kachemak Bay from seven state candidate areas."In the end, Kachemak...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-03/noaa-gives-kachemak-bay-special-desi
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Two halibut panel seats open

The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced nominees for...last year. However, the National Marine Fisheries Service decided to reissue the call...Speegle, spokesperson for the National Marine Fisheries Service. "We at the regional level...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-25
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Survey spots fewer Cook Inlet belugas in 2011

...drop. The survey, conducted in June by the National Marine Fisheries Service and announced Monday, recorded 284 of the...remaining 650 whales in only four years. The National Marine Fisheries Service initially determined that controlling subsistence...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-01-10/survey-spots-fewer-cook-inlet-beluga
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Groups sue to protect beluga whales in Alaska

...Center for Water Advocacy. They claim the National Marine Fisheries Service improperly issued exploration permits to...impossible for these endangered whales." National Marine Fisheries Service spokeswoman Julie Speegle said from Juneau...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-05-16/groups-sue-to-protect-beluga-whales-
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Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...Alaska.In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said for his agency to effectively review the project, studies must accurately identify...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-30/federal-agency-expresses-concern-wit
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Feds, public weigh in on Susitna hydro studies

...report meeting.Earlier this fall, the National Marine Fisheries Service and AEA exchanged heated letters regarding...During the meeting, Sue Walker, from the National Marine Fisheries Service, and Betsy McCracken from the United States...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-26/feds-public-weigh-in-on-susitna-hydr
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Federal judge rules to keep Cook Inlet out of salmon management plan

...Cook Inlet from the salmon fishery management plan. Alaska has managed salmon since statehood, and the National Marine Fisheries Service removed Cook Inlet salmon from the federal fishery management plan, or FMP, after the North Pacific Fishery...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-06-2
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Groups ask for reduced king bycatch in the Bering Sea

...pollock fleet finishes its season. The fleet has caught the majority of its pollock quota for the season, and National Marine Fisheries Service spokeswoman Julie Speegle said in a Sept. 17 email that the fishery was likely to finish within a week or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-20/groups-ask-for-reduced-king-bycatch-
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