fisheries service

Navy Allowed to Kill Whales in Hawaii During Sonar Training

Navy Allowed to Kill Whales in Hawaii During Sonar Training

WASHINGTON, DC, January 12, 2009 (ENS) – The federal government today issued authorization to the U.S. Navy to impact whales and dolphins while conducting sonar training exercises around the main Hawaiian Islands for the next five years. The letter of authorization and accompanying rules allow for injury or death of up to 10 animals of…

Federal Protection of Coral Habitat Draws Lawsuit Threat

Federal Protection of Coral Habitat Draws Lawsuit Threat

SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – NOAA’s Fisheries Service is increasing its protection of threatened elkhorn and staghorn corals in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands through a new rule to prohibit activities that result in death or harm to either species. The new regulations took effect on November 21 and…