In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 22

A drawing of an Atlantic sturgeon. Image via Duane Raver/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, UMass SMAST wins a patent on a 3-D counting system; Fishchoice.com releases a new Acadian redfish seafood guide; ASMFC extends Atlantic herring catch restrictions; the Herring River restoration project receives the state go-ahead; Larry the lobster is saved from becoming dinner; Senator Gillibrand proposes a new invasive species law; and Atlantic sturgeon spawn in the Connecticut River. … More Info »




New England Fisheries

An Ocean Warming: Sea Level Rise

As temperatures rise and arctic sea ice melts, higher sea levels have the potential to wreak havoc on coastal infrastructure.

This post originally appeared on New England Ocean Odyssey, as part of “An Ocean Warming,” a series that dives into how climate change will impact New England’s ocean. From summer tourist destinations to local fishing ports and working waterfronts, New England’s coastal communities are a vital part of the region’s culture and economy. Sea level rise will create new problems for those working on fishing docks, beaches, and elsewhere along the water.




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In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, July 19

Herring are an important forage fish species. Photo: NOAA Fishwatch.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a Massachusetts state fisheries survey is underway in the Gulf of Maine; a federal appeals court rejects U.S. Navy sonar-use rules; Lisa Moore is diving into seaweed farming; ASMFC will host a conference call on Atlantic herring management area 1A; and Maine Lobster dives in Washington D.C.




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In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 15

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is encouraging recreational anglers to recycle their synthetic fishing line. Image via Mass DMF.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, where do Maine lobstermen find their catch?; Massachusetts DMF encourages anglers to recycle fishing line; the U.S. Senate designates September 25th as National Lobster Day; NOAA Fisheries announces the common pool area closure for Georges Bank cod; MaineBiz interviews Maine DMR commissioner Patrick Keliher; Northeastern lawmakers praise the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan; BOEM releases a new resource for the Atlantic fishing industry; and John Bullard discusses Saltonstall-Kennedy grants in a letter to the editor.




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Solutions and Innovations

An Ocean Warming: Ocean Acidification, Lobster, and the Need for More Research

Photo credit: Brett Seymour.

For the American Lobster, ocean acidification has been shown to have devastating effects on the growth and shell building rates of juveniles, making them significantly more susceptible to threats like predation and disease. Massachusetts senators and representatives are working on a bill that will create a special commission to examine the existing and potential effects of ocean acidification on both ecologically and economically important species in the waters off of Massachusetts.




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Bottom Line

Are you reading terms like “overfishing” and “stock assessments,” but you’re not quite sure what they mean? These blog posts explain the basics of U.S. fishery management, from the current state of our nation’s fisheries to policies and strategies to ensure healthy, robust fish populations.

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