Posted March 2012

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 30

A roundup of fish stories in the news: the commercial striped bass fishery in Massachusetts will be allowed to continue; some rivers are reporting higher-than-average herring runs this year, and consumers are becoming more interested in eating the fish; warming Gulf of Maine waters may be bad news for ocean ecosystems; Whole Foods commits to keeping overfished seafood out of stores; and a lucrative elver season is underway in Maine. … More Info »

Little Fish, Big Fishery

Within the next few weeks, alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as river herring, will begin their annual migration from coastal waters to their native rivers. … More Info »

Chef Jeremy Sewall seeks high-quality local seafood for his daily menus

TalkingFish.org interviews well-known Boston chef Jeremy Sewall, the Chef/Owner of Lineage and Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Executive Chef at Eastern Standard. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 23

Interesting stories from around the web this week: what river herring are and why they’re important; what to expect from the show “Wicked Tuna”; and a video and recipes to help you make sushi at home. … More Info »

Recap and Roundup of News on Today’s Fishermen Rally

Earlier today, fishing groups held a rally in Washington, D.C. to voice to lawmakers their support for bills that would eliminate significant conservation measures from the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 36-year old law that governs the management of our nation’s fisheries and has helped bring severely depleted fish populations back from the brink of collapse. TalkingFish.org compiled a list of interesting opinion-based coverage of the rally and the forces behind it. … More Info »

Eating with the Ecosystem

A new venture in Rhode Island takes a holistic view of local seafood and aims to encourage us to eat a diverse array of species, rather than depleting our marine resources by consuming the same few fish. Sarah Schumann started Eating with the Ecosystem to bring the concept of ecosystem-based management to the dinner plate. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the news – Friday, March 16

This week’s roundup of interesting fish stories: a stop-motion video of where your sushi is coming from; fish is high on the list of disease-causing imported foods; a federal district court judge rules to protect river herring; and groundfish populations may have been overestimated in the 2008 stock assessments. … More Info »

Some thoughts from the Boston Seafood Show

The Seafood Show is an important business opportunity for seafood buyers and sellers, and it was also an interesting way for a casual observer like me to spend the afternoon. It reminded me, though, of how important it is to put our seafood purchasing power to work at home and support the US fishermen who are working hard to produce sustainable fisheries under some of the strictest harvest and processing rules in the world. … More Info »

How Investing in Our Fisheries Pays Off

By Lee Crockett of the Pew Environment Group. Sometimes, an idea comes forward in Washington that actually brings together people who normally disagree. The Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act (FIRRA) of 2012 does that and more. This bipartisan bill would provide financial support to fishermen and improve management of our oceans. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 9

Some interesting news we’ve been reading this week: Senator Kerry introduces a bill to fund fishery research, the government and CLF support Amendment 16 in the Court of Appeals, author Paul Greenberg shares his current fish choices, and a roundup of this weekend’s ocean and fish-related events. … More Info »