NOAA Fisheries Service
Dec 27, 2012 13:57 EST
An endangered whale that beached in New York City died on Thursday despite a day-long effort to keep the emaciated 18-meter (60-foot) finback alive by spraying it with water.
Jan 26, 2012 21:37 EST
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Environmentalists sued the U.S. government on Thursday over naval training exercises off the West Coast involving sonar that they say harms endangered marine animals in the Pacific Ocean including killer whales.
Oct 06, 2011 23:14 EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Three apparently misguided killer whales are loitering far up an Alaska river and starting to show signs of stress after three weeks in fresh water, federal fisheries officials said on Thursday.
Oct 03, 2011 20:54 EDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A rogue fishing vessel caught in the North Pacific four weeks ago was stranded off the coast of Alaska on Monday while authorities prepared to remove the crew and kill a large number of rats on board, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
Aug 05, 2011 06:44 EDT
US officials have granted Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell conditional approval to begin drilling exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean from next year, in a move swiftly slammed by conservationists as "inexcusable."
Jul 26, 2011 22:58 EDT
PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) - The federal government reversed itself on Tuesday and withdrew permission it had granted to Oregon and Washington state to euthanize sea lions caught gobbling endangered salmon on the Columbia River.
May 20, 2011 21:39 EDT
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The Humane Society of the United States filed suit on Friday seeking to stop Oregon and Washington state from euthanizing sea lions caught feasting on endangered salmon in the Columbia River at the Bonneville Dam.
May 13, 2011 18:47 EDT
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Washington and Oregon won authorization from a federal agency on Friday to kill sea lions eating endangered salmon at the Bonneville Dam, angering animal rights advocates.
Apr 16, 2011 18:59 EDT
BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - A federal agency's practice of returning weakened dolphins to deeper Gulf of Mexico waters is thwarting efforts to probe dolphin deaths after last year's BP oil spill, scientists said on Saturday.
Apr 04, 2011 01:09 EDT
Environmental groups and fishermen are sounding the alarm over planned US Navy live-fire exercises they claim threaten marine wildlife including whales in the Gulf of Alaska.
Mar 25, 2011 10:15 EDT
BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - The U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on its probe into scores of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast, possibly connected to last year's BP oil spill, causing tension with some independent marine scientists.
Feb 04, 2011 21:56 EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Conservation groups served notice on Friday that they would file suit accusing the federal government of failing to protect leatherback sea turtles along the U.S. West Coast as required under the Endangered Species Act.
Dec 14, 2010 21:10 EST
Alaska sues over decision to curtail fishing in western Aleutian Islands to protect sea lions. The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.
Nov 23, 2010 19:45 EST
Appeals court halts sea lion killings at Columbia River dam, calls for better explanation. Sea lions that have faced death by lethal injection for making banquets of endangered fish in the Columbia River won a reprieve Tuesday when a federal appeals court told Oregon and Washington wildlife officials to cease killing them.
Nov 16, 2010 19:33 EST
Federal government recommends putting rare Hawaii dolphin population on endangered list. The federal government is recommending that a small population of dolphins living near Hawaii be placed on the endangered species list.
Oct 25, 2010 02:10 EDT
As some species rebound, protections kept for weaker stock, fishermen see income swimming away. Tales of huge haddock hauls were a few of the fish stories that came with the boat Chris Brown bought last year from a Canadian. To Brown, they were stories of missed opportunity.
Sep 20, 2010 19:18 EDT
Lawsuit asks US regulators to protect Northeast river herring, shad from commercial fishing. Populations of river herring and shad are being decimated by commercial fishing along the Eastern seaboard, an environmental group claims in a lawsuit filed Monday against fisheries regulators.
Sep 13, 2010 17:00 EDT
Oil no longer on surface, but scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold. Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil from the busted BP well on the sea's muddy and mysterious bottom.
Aug 18, 2010 16:27 EDT
First oiled turtles released in Gulf after rehab; Scientists say animals have been resilient. The first rehabilitated turtles oiled by BP's massive leak were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, with scientists saying that animals taken in by rescuers ? including birds ? appear more resilient than first feared.
Aug 13, 2010 16:07 EDT
Early returns on new rules for Northeast fishermen show total catch down and revenues up. The catch for fishermen in the Northeast during the first three months following drastic rule changes fell 10 percent compared to last year but revenues rose 17 percent, according to federal statistics released this week.