Around this time of year, people are eagerly thinking about the food that they will prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feast. While turkey has become the contemporary centerpiece of the holiday meal, it may be surprising to know that originally, a fish was served as one of the main dishes. … More Info
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Science Magazine publishes a special oceans issue; NOAA Fisheries releases a draft Action Plan for Fish Discard and Release Mortality Science; SmartCatch develops a camera to look inside fishing nets; a Gloucester-based seafood processing company owner is indicted for not paying taxes; and scientists research using soy-based food to feed farm-raised fish.
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine retailers and distributors say they will not sell FDA-approved genetically modified salmon; a lobster genetic study shocks researchers; University of Maine students study lobster shell disease; endangered shortnose sturgeon find historic habitat; Saving Seafood announces the National Coalition of Fishing Communities; NMFS agrees to re-examine Tappan Zee Bridge project; the face of the Portland Fish Market dies; Congress to vote on bill to ban microbeads; and October 2015 is hottest on record.
In his follow-up blog to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council meeting, Captain John McMurray summarizes the general comments submitted during the scoping process and sounds alarms that emphasize the critical need for an Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment.
As fish populations have plummeted, fishery managers have shown a consistent pattern of failing to heed warnings from scientists, sufficiently limit catch, promptly pursue corrective actions, and otherwise do what’s needed to help fish populations recover, including protecting the habitat and bait fish that cod rely upon. It’s high time to finally get it right.