Saving Seafood concludes that permanent monument protections are both superfluous and undemocratic. They conclude that these areas are safe in the hands of the New England Fishery Management Council. Our own analysis clearly indicates otherwise. … More Info
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups and stakeholders call for a marine national monument; NOAA announces town hall meeting for canyons and seamounts; Cape and Island lawmakers express concern over federal fishery disaster aid distribution; low clam supply in Maine drives prices up; Portsmouth Public Library celebrates Maritime Month; New Bedford Public Library will display a new fishing industry multi-media exhibit; Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen adjust to new realities; The Cape sees an abundance of great white sharks; and efforts to save a beach basking shark fail.
On a hot and humid Wednesday night, over 600 people came out in full force to show overwhelming support at the New England Aquarium for permanent protection of the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts.
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a growing seaweed industry in New England; seaweed invades Maine beaches; Maine’s mussels are disappearing; and Rep. Keating’s letter in the Boston Globe addressing groundfish monitoring.
On Wednesday, September 2 the New England Aquarium and the National Geographic Society are hosting an evening of scientific exploration celebrating two of New England’s oceans treasures: the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts.