In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 27

Entanglement in fishing gear is a major threat to endangered right whales. Image via NOAA.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, an endangered whale is found dead tangled in fishing gear off Maine; the effort to close Maine’s last open lobster zone advances; NEFMC provides updates from its most recent Council meeting; and lessons from the Gulf of Maine on how to live in a warmer world. … More Info »




Science

New Research Shows a Bad Forecast for Cod in a Rapidly Changing Climate

The effects of differing NAO trends across the North Atlantic. Image via www.climate.gov

This summer, two scientific articles examined the outlook for Atlantic cod populations in a rapidly changing climate, and unfortunately for an already struggling species in New England, the forecast is not so great.




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In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 23

A juvenile black sea bass off the north shore of Massachusetts. Black sea bass populations are shifting north due to warming waters. Photo: Alex Shure

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a New Hampshire fisherman appeals his case over monitoring costs; a new effort is underway to study black sea bass in southern New England; the U.S. and Canada broker an agreement to share dwindling cod fishing; NEFMC elects 2016-2017 offices and welcomes new members; Bay State lobstermen press politicians to ease access to restricted areas; warming waters threaten young lobsters; Maine’s lobster exports are going full steam; September 25th is National Lobster Day; and NOAA answers some frequently asked questions about the new Atlantic monument.




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In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 20

Crustaceans known as sea spiders make their home in the deep coral canyons. Image via NOAA.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Bangor Daily News says ocean preserves ‘free from human influence’ are necessary for research and recovery; New England fishermen consider whether to fight the Atlantic monument designation; lobster exporters look to EU customers for help in averting a ban; NOAA Fisheries announces the Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment comment period; and the United States committed to numerous concrete actions for ocean protection at Our Ocean 2016.




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Science

What happens when you fish too long and too hard in one spot?

Science clearly supports a need for better ecosystem-based management. Image via NOAA FishWatch.

Science clearly supports a need for better ecosystem-based management. Localized depletion of forage fishes has real, adverse impacts on the forage species itself, on the rest of the ocean ecosystem, and on coastal communities.




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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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