federal fisheries

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, October 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Cook Inlet beluga whale population near Anchorage is in danger of extinction, and has been listed as an endangered species, federal fisheries regulators announced Friday. “In spite of protections already in place, Cook Inlet beluga whales are not recovering,” said James Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for the…

Argentina Bans Commercial Fishing to Protect Marine Wildlife

Argentina Bans Commercial Fishing to Protect Marine Wildlife

NEW YORK, New York, October 10, 2008 (ENS) – The government of Argentina has banned commercial fishing along an underwater island submerged in the South Atlantic Ocean 136 miles off the long country’s southern tip. Known as Burdwood Bank, the protected area encompasses 694 square miles rich in hard and soft coral species found nowhere…