National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

News Releases

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

NOAA DECLINES TO PROBE VAST UNDERESTIMATE OF BP SPILL

“Cut & Paste Error” Accepted as Basis for Hiding True Spill Rate in Official Reports

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2005  Political Appointees Pollute Waters at Ocean Agency

Other PEER Activities
Nearshore Coral Reefs in Florida Threatened

Working With NOAA to Save the Sanctuaries

PEER's comments about NOAA's proceeding to organize organize social and economic data collection pertaining to the Bay of Alaska fisheries.

Attack on the Corps Destructive Tendencies

Beach Renourishment along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Estuary Habitat Restoration

FCC/USACE Damage Reefs

PEER assessment of NOS pending Fair Market Value Rulemaking and Working With NOAA

PEER Campaign: Whale Collisions

Preventing Federal Agencies from Damaging Nearshore Coral Reefs

Read about PEER’s efforts on behalf of the U.S. FWS Critical Habitat Designation of plant species of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Read PEER's comments in the proceeding designating critical habitat for 37 endangered species on Lanai.

Sedimentation-- a Waste of Resources that Damages Reefs

The second concern of the PEER’s Hawaiian agenda entails proposed restrictions on the ‘take’ of sea turtles in island waters.