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National Marine Fisheries Service

The Latest On: National Marine Fisheries Service

June 30, 2017 | Blog Post

Seismic Blasting Would Deafen Marine Mammals

As companies search for oil and gas deposits buried beneath the ocean floor in the Atlantic, whales and dolphins could suffer permanent hearing damage and even death.

June 8, 2017 | Legal Document

Letter to NMFS on Bomb Testing off Kaua'i

Earthjustice lettter to the National Marine Fisheries Service objecting to proposed regulations that would allow the U.S. Air Force to injure marine mammals while testing long-range missiles and bombs off the island of Kaua‘i.

May 18, 2016 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark: Settlement Agreement

In a court settlement, the National Marine Fisheries Service agrees to develop and new rule to address dusky shark conservation and management, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

April 15, 2016 | Blog Post

Ask First, Fish Later

Protecting tiny forage fish is good for the ecosystem and the economy.

October 27, 2015 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark Complaint

Plaintiff Oceana, Inc. on behalf of its adversely affected members hereby challenges the failure by the National Marine Fisheries Service to take timely action to limit the number of dusky sharks killed by fishing activity each year, end overfishing, and rebuild the northwest Atlantic dusky shark population to a sustainable level, as it is required to do under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

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