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  • Requirements for Shrimpboat Nets Starts Federal Debate

    May 11, 2012 12:12 AM

    A new regulation on shrimpboats not only has has shrimpers upset, it's now the center of a federal debate. The NOAA Federal Fisheries Agency said by next year, all shrimping trawls must have turtle excluder devices (TEDs), a trap-door that would protect sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets. The... more »
  • NOAA says sediment on Gulf floor not visibly oiled

    September 30, 2010 10:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists said Thursday they had not found any visible oil on the sea floor around the BP PLC well that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Other scientists say they have found a layer of oil on the... more »
  • NOAA Will Reopen 1/3 of Fishing Areas Closed

    July 22, 2010 5:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reopen 26,388 square miles of Gulf waters - one third of all the area closed because of the BP oil spill - to commercial and recreational fishing. Thursday's announcement said that since mid-June, no oil had been found in... more »
  • NOAA Terminates Contract With VT Halter

    July 14, 2010 9:17 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Pascagoula shipyard says it's working to lift a termination order from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prompted by a dispute over construction of a coastal mapping ship. Bill Skinner, chief executive of VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, told The Sun Herald that NOAA terminated its... more »
  • NOAA Reopens 8K-Square-Miles of Gulf to Fishing

    June 23, 2010 8:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NOAA has opened more than 8,000 square miles of previously closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico because no oil has been observed there. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said the most significant opening is an area south of Mississippi, which was... more »
  • NOAA Seattle Employees Working On Oil Spill

    June 1, 2010 10:55 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - NOAA workers in Seattle are putting in long hours to help track the oil spill in the Gulf. Doug Helton with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration in Seattle told Sen. Patty Murray on Tuesday how his group is trying to forecast where the oil might travel.... more »

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