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  Press Release Bulletins  
  2012  
  September 25, 2012 NOAA seeks information on dead dolphin found on Elmer's Island, Louisiana
  September 14, 2012 NOAA scientists now know more about extent of the lionfish invasion in the Florida Keys
  August 27, 2012 NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic
  August 22, 2012 Humans feeding and interacting with wild dolphins leads to injuries and federal prosecutions in southeast U.S.
  July 5, 2012 NOAA predicts above-average season for commercial harvest of brown shrimp in western Gulf of Mexico
  June 25, 2012 U.S. Commerce Department announces 2012 regional fishery council appointments
  June 22, 2012 NOAA seeks information on dead dolphin found off Dupont Point, Alabama
  May 29, 2012 NOAA increases Gulf of Mexico red snapper catch limit
  May 9, 2012 Public comment period begins for court ordered NOAA proposal designed to protect sea turtles from certain trawling activities
  March 14, 2012 NOAA sponsors 5th annual Ocean Discovery Day
  February 27, 2012 Wild dolphin conservation program welcomes new Southwest Florida tour business
    Photo of Dolphin SMART Captain Brian Holaway (2.6MB File)
  January 25, 2012 NOAA unveils improved way to estimate saltwater recreational fishing
     
  2011  
  December 6, 2011 NOAA releases regional saltwater recreational fishing plans,designed to improve fishing, stewardship and science
  November 17, 2011 NOAA Fisheries Service to Sponsor International Marine Mammal Conference
  November 14, 2011 NOAA sponsors third annual right whale festival
  November 9, 2011 NOAA Fisheries Service advises mariners, right whales are on the move
  October 28, 2011 NOAA increases Gulf Red Grouper catch limits by more than one million pounds
  September 22, 2011 Agencies partner to help save endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles
  September 20, 2011 Bottlenose Dolphin Dies After Numerous Entanglements
  September 16, 2011 NOAA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revise loggerhead sea turtle listing Changes will help guide conservation efforts
  July 25, 2011 Florida Marine Fisheries Law Enforcement Veteran to Lead NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement
  July 6, 2011 Wild dolphin conservation program expands along Florida's west coast
  June 24, 2011 NOAA steps up effort to address sea turtle mortality, seeks public input
  June 9, 2011 Commerce and NOAA release national aquaculture policies to increase domestic seafood production, create sustainable jobs, and restore marine habitats
  June 2, 2011 Commerce Announces 2011 Regional Fishery Council Appointments
  April 19, 2011 NOAA: All federal waters of the Gulf once closed to fishing due to spill now open
  March 29, 2001 NOAA Releases Marine Etiquette Video for Visitors to the U.S. Caribbean
  February 1, 2011 NOAA Reopens More Than 4,000 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping
     
  2010  
  December 31, 2010 NOAA and Partners Assist Entangled Right Whale off East Coast of Florida
  December 29, 2010 NOAA Establishes Annual Catch Limits for Some South Atlantic Snappers and Groupers
  December 22, 2010 NOAA, Partners: Growing Hypoxic Zones Reduce Habitat for Billfish and Tuna
  December 3, 2010 NOAA Extends Fishing Ban for South Atlantic Red Snapper
  December 3, 2010 Wild Dolphin Stewardship Program Welcomes New Florida Keys Tour Operator
  November 30, 2010 NOAA Announces Fishing Rules to Protect Gulf of Mexico Gag and Red Grouper
  November 24, 2010 NOAA Closes 4,200 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping
  November 24, 2010 NOAA Expedition Explores Previously Uncharted Deep-sea Coral Reefs off Florida
  November 15, 2010 NOAA Reopens More Than 8,000 Square Miles in the Gulf of Mexico to Fishing
  November 10, 2010 Heightened Mariner Awareness Requested During Right Whale Birthing Season
  November 3, 2010 Wild Dolphin Conservation Program Expands along Florida's West Coast
  November 3, 2010 Scientists Launch Investigation into Dolphin Strandings near Jacksonville, FL
  September 27, 2010 NOAA Strategy for Future Reopenings
  September 21, 2010 NOAA Reopens Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Allowing Anglers to Catch Remaining Quota
  September 21, 2010 NOAA Reopens Nearly 8,000 Square Miles in the Gulf of Mexico to Fishing
  September 2, 2010 NOAA Reopens More than 5,000 Square Miles in the Gulf to Fishing
  August 18, 2010 Scientists Release the First Rescued, Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back into the Gulf
  August 10, 2010 NOAA Reopens More than 5,000 Square Miles of Closed Gulf Fishing Area
  July 22, 2010 NOAA to Re-open One-Third of Closed Gulf Fishing Area
  July 14, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  July 8, 2010 Protecting Wild Dolphins During the Gulf Oil Spill
  July 1, 2010 NOAA and University Scientists Launch Research Cruise to Determine Effects of Oil Spill on Endangered Whales
  June 29, 2010 NOAA, FDA, and Gulf Coast State Officials Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood
  June 28, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 21, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 16, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 7, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 4, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 2, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  June 1, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  May 31, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  May 25, 2010 NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico
  May 18, 2010 NOAA Extends Fishing Closed Area to Portion of Loop Current as Precaution
  May 10, 2010 Reminder of Areas in the Gulf of Mexico Closed to Fishing Due to the BP Oil Spill
  May 7, 2010 NOAA Expands Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in Oil-Affected Portion of Gulf of Mexico
  May 2, 2010 NOAA Closes Commercial and Recreational Fishing in Oil-Affected Portion of Gulf of Mexico
     
  2009  
  December 29, 2009 National Saltwater Angler Registry Opens on New Year’s Day
  October 26, 2009 NOAA and FDA to Combine Resources on Seafood Inspection - Arrangement to share information will improve food safety
  September 21, 2009 NOAA Scientists Catch Rare Giant Squid
    Photo of Giant Squid (10MB file)
    Photo of Giant Squid with Team (5MB file)
  September 4, 2009 NOAA’s Fisheries Service Cracks Down on Charter Boat Companies Operating Illegally
  September 3, 2009 NOAA to Pursue National Policy for Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
  September 1, 2009 NOAA Increases Protection for Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish Habitat
  August 31, 2009 NOAA Announces New Catch Share Program in Gulf of Mexico
  August 5, 2009 Florida Students Team With Federal, State Agencies To Study Coral Reefs
  July 23, 2009 NOAA Celebrates Louisiana Wetlands Restoration
  April 29, 2009 NOAA Announces Emergency Rule to Protect ‘Threatened’ Sea Turtles
  March 11, 2009 “Don’t Feed Wild Dolphins” Says New Public Service Announcement
    Illegal feeding harms both animals and humans
  March 10, 2009 Scientists Successfully Sedate Entangled Right Whale – A Worldwide First!
  March 5, 2009 NOAA and Partners Recognize Newest Business to Join Dolphin SMART Program
  February 12, 2009 Crews Work to Free Another Right Whale From Entangling Ropes
    Three Whales are Rescued, But Two Still Endangered
  January 16, 2009 Agencies Issue Revised Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  January 13, 2009 NOAA Establishes Eight Marine Protected Areas to Provide Safe Havens for Deep-Water Fish
     
  2008  
  December 27, 2008 NOAA and Partners Attempt Disentanglement of Right Whale off Florida
  December 4, 2008 NOAA Charges Florida Dive Charter Businesses for Fishing Without Federal Permits
  November 12, 2008 NOAA Advises Mariners to Watch for Migrating Right Whales
  October 28, 2008 NOAA Issues Stronger Protections for Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals in Southeast United States
  October 8, 2008 Ship Strike Reduction Rule Aims to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
  August 25, 2008 NOAA Files Final Environmental Impact Statement on Ship Strike Reduction Measures
Agency Seeks to Slow Ships to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
  August 25, 2008 Final Environmental Impact Statement on Ship Strike Reduction Rule Is Filed (Media Advisory)
  June 6, 2008 NOAA Confirms Caribbean Monk Seal Extinct
  June 3, 2008 NOAA Teams Up With Local Experts to Restore Alabama Shorelines
  May 20, 2008 NOAA Honors Shrimp Fishermen for Pioneering Turtle-Saving and Fuel-Saving Gear
  May 20, 2008 NOAA Honors U.S.-Mexico Program for Restoring Sea Turtles
  May 20, 2008 NOAA Honors Texas Leader in Fisheries Management Posthumously
    Photo of Ralph Rayburn
  May 20, 2008 NOAA Honors Florida Sea Grant Agent for Empowering Fishermen
    Photo of Doug Gregory
  May 20, 2008 NOAA to Honor National Leaders in Sustainable Fisheries
  April 17, 2008 NOAA’s Fisheries Service Outlines Measures to Prevent Overfishing of Sandbar and Other Sharks
  April 10, 2008 NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Navy's Request for Marine Mammal Permit During New Ship Test
  April 8, 2008 NOAA Invests Record Funding to Clean Up Miami’s Biscayne Bay
  February 11, 2008 NOAA Names Balsiger Acting Director for National Marine Fisheries Service
  February 6, 2008 NOAA Proposes Critical Habitat for Threatened Elkhorn and Staghorn Corals
     
   

 

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