Stories about National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A mother North Atlantic right whale and her calf move through the Bay of Fundy near Grand Manan in 2009.

NOAA wants fewer lobster fishing buoy lines to protect whales

By Mary Ann Bragg, Cape Cod Times on July 14, 2013, at 7:43 p.m.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Penobscot River Restoration Trust's request to decommission and remove the Veazie Dam in 2010. The dam will be breached on July 22.

Celebration lineup set for breaching of Veazie Dam

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2013, at 11:48 a.m.

Ocean surface temperatures off Northeast coast highest in 150 years

By Bill Trotter on April 27, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.
Scientists worry how warmer temperatures are impacting marine life
Bill Duffy, a scientist with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, hoists a monkfish on the fishing vessel Endurance during this spring's research trip in the Gulf of Maine.

As fishermen face drastic cuts in cod limits, NOAA eases monkfish restrictions

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times on Feb. 25, 2013, at 5:50 a.m.

Feds to lift turtle restrictions on scallop fishermen

The Associated Press on July 17, 2012, at 5 a.m.

New analysis shows eight percent of U.S. marine waters protected

on May 18, 2012, at 4:29 p.m.

Conservationists favor ruling to offer more protection for river herring

The Associated Press on March 13, 2012, at 5:14 p.m.

Feds list Gulf of Maine sturgeon as threatened species

By Bethe Brogran, Times Record on Feb. 01, 2012, at 3:34 p.m.

New estimates of Atlantic, Gulf fishing will help determine limits

By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers on Jan. 25, 2012, at 6:31 p.m.

5 Maine men face charges in scallop scam

By DARREN FISHELL, Times Record on Dec. 27, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.
Two older diesel engines rest on blocks at Billings Diesel and Marine boatyard in Stonington in front of The Pink Lady, a whale watching boat operated out of Boothbay Harbor by Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch. Work crews at the boatyard are installing two new "clean diesel" engines in The Pink Lady II that will reduce air pollution emissions by 21 percent and save roughly 3,000 gallons of
fuel annually.

Maine ships get cleaner engines as part of program to dramatically reduce emissions

By Kevin Miller on Nov. 13, 2011, at 7:25 p.m.
U.S. Sens. Scott Brown (left), R-Mass., and John Kerry, D-Mass., listen to Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, during a hearing at the Statehouse in Boston on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, regarding the state of the Massachusetts fishing industry.

Massachusetts senator says NOAA head should be fired

The Associated Press on Oct. 22, 2011, at 11:33 a.m.

Official says feds will cover fishery observer cost

The Associated Press on Oct. 20, 2011, at 6:18 p.m.

Sen. Kerry asks NOAA head to declare federal disaster for Northeast fisheries

The Associated Press on Oct. 19, 2011, at 4:48 p.m.
A gray seal surveys it's surroundings on a ledge off the coast of Camden in April 2011. Federal authorities are joining the investigation into the deaths of dozens of seals found on beaches in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

Feds join probe of dead seals in NH, Mass., Maine

The Associated Press on Oct. 05, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.

Whales and Other Mammals

on Sept. 16, 2011, at 3:53 p.m.
A researcher uses a flensing blade to cut into a minke whale as part of Wednesday's necropsy of the whale at Otter Cove in Acadia National Park.

Researchers, volunteers perform necropsy on whale at Acadia

on Aug. 24, 2011, at 7:33 p.m.

NOAA meetings to focus on smaller Maine dams impeding Atlantic salmon

By Kevin Miller on Aug. 06, 2011, at 6:05 p.m.

Fla. fisheries authority to lead national office

The Associated Press on July 26, 2011, at 6:26 p.m.

Pingree backs bill to use fish fines for research

The Associated Press on July 21, 2011, at 5:05 p.m.