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Tag: Marine Mammal Protection Act

Seafood Dealer In California Gets Two Year Probation For Selling Endangered Whale Meat

Ginichi Ohira, a local seafood dealer in California, was sentenced to serve a two-year probation for directly violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act when he knowingly and purposefully handled illegal whale meat for the purpose of consumption.

Earth/Environment September 20, 2015

NOAA Says Many Humpback Whale Species No Longer Threatened

NOAA has submitted a proposal to remove humpback whales from the endangered species list. Humpback whales population has grown a steady 7 percent annually.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2015

NOAA Advising Recreational Boaters To Keep An Eye Out For Right Whales

NOAA officials warned boaters of the seasonal migration of right whales. According to NOAA guidelines, speed violators can be fined of up to $13,200.

Earth/Environment April 21, 2015

Humpback Whales Becoming More and More Common in Waters Around New York City

Make way for Manhattan’s newest guests! Humpback whale numbers are the biggest they’ve been in years, reaching up to 87 sightings in 2014.

Earth/Environment December 15, 2014

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