Posted May 2011

Talking Fish Topics in the News – Friday, May 27

Some of the issues we’ve been discussing lately on Talking Fish have been featured in various other media venues. Here’s a sampling of such coverage: Last Friday, Peter Shelley wrote about the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals decision that … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Pays Off in the Long Run

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the Huffington Post and the National Geographic blog, is the fifth in a … More Info »

Fisherman-Scientist Partnerships

This post is by Mr. Brian Smith and Dr. Jason Link, fishery biologists, and Mr. Frank Almeida, the Deputy Director with the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. Scientists often partner with fishermen to do … More Info »

Federal Court Gets Off the Bench to Protect New England Coastal Waters

May 17th was a good day for fish and Massachusetts fishermen. In a harsh but eloquent opinion issued on Tuesday, the federal First Circuit Court of Appeals told the U.S. Coast Guard in no uncertain terms that it had failed … More Info »

Reactions to the NEFSC Interim Report on the Groundfish Fishery

Last week, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) released the Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010-January 2011), which examines gross revenues, fishing effort, average vessel performance, distribution of revenues, … More Info »

Overfishing 101: The Importance of Rebuilding Our Fish Populations Without Delay

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on theHuffington Post and the National Geographic blog, is the fourth in a series, … More Info »

Interim Report on Sectors Released – Revenues are up in the Groundfish Fishery

Today, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) released the Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010-January 2011), which examines gross revenues, fishing effort, average vessel performance, distribution of revenues, and … More Info »

Year One: How Did Sectors Do?

When the most recent changes to fishing management for the cod, haddock and flounder we love to eat were being finalized in New England during the fall of 2009, things did not look so good: 80 percent of these groundfish … More Info »

Consolidation in the New England Groundfish Fishery is Not New: The 80-20 Rule

The first fishing year under the new sector management system came to a close last week, and while a detailed analysis of the social and economic effects of the new system has yet to be released, consolidation in the groundfish … More Info »

Fishermen Can Work Together to Improve the Fishery

Roger Fleming is an attorney with Earthjustice. Roger has been working in fisheries law in New England and Washington, D.C. since 2001. One of the most rewarding aspects of my involvement in New England fisheries management over the past 10 … More Info »