When the invasive avocado pest was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were worried. But collaboration provided a path forward, and can help combat other threats.
NOAA officials said they hope to finally issue a new rule this summer that bars anyone from approaching within 50 yards of the dolphins.
The NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office maintained full observer coverage of swordfish but had to temporarily cease observer coverage in American Samoa.
New refuges are sought as scientists battle disease-carrying mosquitoes in the face of a changing climate.
UPDATED: Transportation sources are the main culprit driving more greenhouse gas emissions on Oahu in recent years, the new plan states.
Officials continue to monitor closely for any sign of the rats, as just one pregnant female could swiftly repopulate the island.
Conservationists are looking to Maui as a possible short-term solution for reestablishing alala in the wild.
The deployment was part of a push for more aggressive fisheries enforcement as tensions rise between the U.S. and China.