NOAA http://nhpr.org en N.H. Groundfisheries Get $2 Million In Disaster Relief http://nhpr.org/post/nh-groundfisheries-get-2-million-disaster-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, announced Wednesday that New Hampshire’s groundfishery will receive more than <a href="http://www.nero.noaa.gov/mediacenter/2014/negfconsenus.pdf">$2 million</a> in federal disaster funds.</p><p>Josh Wiersma, the head of New Hampshire’s groundfish coop, says local ground fishermen, who expected less direct aid, breathed a sigh of relief at the announcement.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:30:44 +0000 Ryan Lessard 49337 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Groundfisheries Get $2 Million In Disaster Relief In Time For Seal Pup Season, Seacoast Science Center Takes Over Marine Mammal Rescue http://nhpr.org/post/time-seal-pup-season-seacoast-science-center-takes-over-marine-mammal-rescue <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seacoast Science Center in Rye is now handling marine mammal rescue duties in coastal New Hampshire. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center has joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's marine mammal stranding network. The partnership began Jan. 1, but the busy season is likely to start this spring as seal pup season begins. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Humans are more likely to encounter seals and seal pups on the beach at this time of year. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:36:31 +0000 Associated Press 47482 at http://nhpr.org In Time For Seal Pup Season, Seacoast Science Center Takes Over Marine Mammal Rescue Heatwave Relief Could Last Into Mid-Week http://nhpr.org/post/heatwave-relief-could-last-mid-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state should see some relief today thanks to a cold front set to move in last night from Ontario and Quebec.&nbsp; National Weather Service meteorologist Michael </span>Cempa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">says the most recent heat wave was caused by something called a ‘Bermuda High.’ That’s when a high pressure system parks along the western Atlantic.</span></p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 31696 at http://nhpr.org Dust Bowl Days Are Here Again http://nhpr.org/post/dust-bowl-days-are-here-again <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Could it really be true that we are in the midst of the worst drought in the United States since the 1930s?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Deborah Lynn, Needham, MA</em></p><p> Sun, 19 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30254 at http://nhpr.org Dust Bowl Days Are Here Again NOAA Postpones Fishery Closure http://nhpr.org/post/noaa-postpones-fishery-closure <P>New Hampshire gillnet fishermen are relieved to learn that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has postponed a temporary closure of the gillnet fishery on the Gulf of Maine.</P> <P>In the original plan, the gillnet fishery would have been shut down in October and November, the two most profitable months of the year. And New Hampshire fishermen were not happy. Now, they will be allowed to continue fishing until the new closure dates of February through March.</P> <P>NOAA cited an increase in harbor porpoise bycatch. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:01:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 13669 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Fishery Receives Disaster Declaration http://nhpr.org/post/nh-fishery-receives-disaster-declaration <p>New Hampshire fishermen facing cuts and closures imposed on them because of declining fish populations say regulators are putting them out of business. Thursday those fishermen learned that they might get some financial relief. The federal government has declared a disaster in the New England Ground-fish fishery. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:43:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 12877 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Fishery Receives Disaster Declaration Regulators Punt Big Cut in Cod Limits http://nhpr.org/post/regulators-punt-big-cut-cod-limits <p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has <a href="http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/hotnews/gomcod/GOM_cod_Interim_rule_FINAL.pdf">announced cuts</a> to the <a href="http://www.nero.noaa.gov/nero/hotnews/gomcod/gulfofmaine_codinterim.pdf">catch limits</a> on Atlantic Cod for the 2012 fishing year.&nbsp;But New Hampshire fishermen got a reprieve, since the cuts could have been much worse. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 19:00:30 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2879 at http://nhpr.org Regulators Punt Big Cut in Cod Limits Fisheries Study Shows Unhealthy Cod Population http://nhpr.org/post/fisheries-study-shows-unhealthy-cod-population <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Scientists and commercial fishermen are at odds over a new report on overfishing in the Gulf of Maine.</p><p>A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration&nbsp;study&nbsp;gives a dire assessment of the health of the codfish population.&nbsp;</p><p>At a meeting in Portsmouth, federal regulators met with fishermen to discuss the study that has yet to be peer reviewed.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:43:42 +0000 Roger Wood 825 at http://nhpr.org Fisheries Study Shows Unhealthy Cod Population