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Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 23

Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is raffling up to $1,000 for reports of tagged Jonah crabs. Image via MA DMF.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, more tropical fish are arriving in Narragansett Bay; NOAA awards Massachusetts $240K for a leatherback sea turtle study; NOAA announces a temporary Gulf of Maine cod closure; local fisheries achieve MSC certification; and Massachusetts asks for citizen help in Jonah crab research. … More Info »




In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 16

Moon jellies (Aurelia aurita) are a commonly found in New England waters. Image via NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Red’s Best tracks sustainable seafood; Sweden digs in on proposal to ban U.S. lobsters; Maine reopens its menhaden fishery; a scientist will study black sea bass; is dogfish the new cod?; warming oceans could mean a boom in southern New England jellyfish populations; and NMFS requests comments on proposed Amendment 19 to the Atlantic sea scallop fishery management plan.




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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 12

Blue mussels and other bivalves use protein-based fibers called byssal threads to hold onto substrate. Image via nsf.gov

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the MAFMC approves an ecosystem-based management guidance document; Massachusetts promotes local seafood through a new marketing program; the “Good Catch!” campaign bolsters New England’s sustainable seafood businesses; the Ninth Circuit Court upholds federal fishery fees; why are New England’s wild blue mussels disappearing?; the Island Institute releases its lobster fishery characterization study; UMass Dartmouth forms a partnership with Iceland; meeting materials from ASMFC’s 2016 summer meeting are now available; NOAA Fisheries establishes international marine mammal bycatch criteria for U.S. imports; and an op-ed says protecting the NE coral canyons and seamounts is crucial to fisheries.




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New England Fisheries

Northern Cod Rebound: A promising story for our most depleted stocks

Newfoundland's cod stocks recovering - can New England's? Photo credit: Dieter Craasmann.

Similar to New England, Newfoundland has understood the struggles and sacrifices required to keep fish populations healthy. A Boston Globe article recently highlighted Newfoundland’s cod collapse and its journey to recovery, offering hope to our own local fishing industry.




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Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 9

The porbeagle shark will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act at this time. Image via NOAA.

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine closes its pogie fishery for first time ever; MAFMC protects unmanaged forage fish; porbeagle sharks will not be listed under the ESA; ASMFC approves development of new management measures for southern New England lobster; NEFMC live streams tomorrow’s SSC meeting; NOAA Fisheries issues a Fisheries Allocation Review Policy; NEFSC is accepting proposals for next year’s Atlantic Scallop RSA program; and NOAA Fisheries releases it final guidance on underwater acoustics.




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