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NOAA FISHERIES OBSERVER REFORMS ONLY HALF-BAKED

Weak Contract Administration Encourages Fleet Violations and Abuses

TSUNAMI WARNING RELIABILITY AT RISK IN STEALTH REORGANIZATION

Downgrade of Pacific Center Bypasses Experts and Endangers Those It Protects

ELECTRONIC MONITORING FOR FISHING FLEETS STUCK IN DRY-DOCK

Performance Standards, Configuration & Funding Source among Unresolved Issues

LONGLINES KILLING PACIFIC SEABIRDS AT RECORD RATE

NOAA Admits Official Counts Significantly Underestimate True By-Catch Toll

NOAA’S BIG STORM PROBLEM IN HAWAII

New Regional Office Inaccessible During Tsunami, Hurricane or Major Storm

FISHERIES OBSERVERS GAIN WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS

New Law Takes Effect as NMFS Undertakes Review of Grievance Procedures

DANGEROUS CATCH – FISHERIES OBSERVERS PUT IN HARM’S WAY

Federal Review of Safety Procedures Governing Observer Sea Deployments

HIGH SEAS HARASSMENT OF FISHERIES OBSERVERS MORE THAN DOUBLES

Nearly One in 5 Victimized Yearly; 160% Jump Since 2007 Yet Few Cases Prosecuted

FISHERIES VIOLATION REPORTING REFORMS OVERDUE

Agency Admits System “Inadequate” for Tracking Resource and Pollution Offenses

OUTAGES SPREAD IN CRITICAL TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM

One-Third of Deep Ocean Stations Are “Dead”; Funding Woes May Preclude Fixes