NMFS

Study: Urgent Intervention Needed To Save Right Whales

For Immediate Release: Jun 24, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 PEER calls for Fisheries Agency to Take Decisive Action Washington, DC — A new study published last week underscores the urgency of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) taking decisive...

OPEN SEASON ON HARASSING FISHERIES OBSERVERS

Washington, DC — Attacks against independent monitors of U.S. fishing fleets more than doubled between 2013 and 2015, according to official figures posted today by the Association for Professional Observers (APO) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility...

WHITE HOUSE BLOCKS SEA SPEED LIMITS FOR SAVING WHALES

Washington, DC — A proposed plan for ship speed limits in order to protect the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is being held up by White House officials due to opposition by foreign shipping interests, according to Public Employees for Environmental...

WHALE WATCHING TAKES TOLL ON WHALES

Washington, DC — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is sitting on two sets of rules to protect whales from the growing threat of death and harassment from whale watching expeditions, according to documents released today by Public Employees...

WHALES DECIMATED BY SHIP STRIKES

Washington, DC — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is considering adopting measures to reduce the growing toll on whale populations from collisions with ships, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental...