Posted April 2012

Penny wise and politically foolish

Two weeks ago, a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee determined that federal dollars would be better spent by closing down the Northeast Regional Office of NOAA Fisheries in Gloucester, MA and moving almost all operations to the NMFS headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. This move was proposed as a cost-saving measure, but we believe it is a short-sighted proposal. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 27

Interesting stories in this week’s news: the Senate Appropriations Committee proposes moving NOAA Fisheries’s northeast operations from Massachusetts to Maryland; is your certified sustainable seafood really sustainable; and a public radio chat with Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 20

Interesting stories that caught our eye this week: the potential dangers of eating sushi, a review of Dr. Ray Hilborn’s new book on overfishing, and a detailed look at the new Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment and what it means for Maine fishermen. … More Info »

Talking Fish by the Numbers

It’s been just over one year since we launched TalkingFish.org, and we’re proud of how far we’ve come in that time. In December, we wrote a year-end post pulling out our favorite blog posts of 2011. To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we thought we’d go with a different approach: TalkingFish.org by the numbers. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 13

This week’s roundup of interesting fish stories: Legal Sea Foods to make supermarket seafood traceability easier with a new label; climate change could drastically reduce the economic value of the services oceans provide; the reasons behind and economic consequences of eating or not eating fish on Fridays; and taking a lesson from ancient Hawaiian fish stock protection. … More Info »

Sustainable Seafood Teach-in April 29

Over the last few years, Boston’s Museum of Science has stepped up to the plate and sponsored some great programming on all aspects of food: the science, policy and reality of making healthy and sustainable food choices in our daily lives. As part of that conversation, the Museum is putting together a day of sustainable seafood discussions on Sunday, April 29. … More Info »

Bluefin Tuna: Value Beyond Measure

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a bluefin tuna in the wild for I knew instantly that I was seeing a supreme ocean creature…I suppose I should have been afraid of being hit by something so large and powerful, but rather than fear I was struck with awe instead. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 6

A roundup of fish stories in the news: Gulf of Maine cod limits announced, and herring and other small fish make headlines from Boston to Los Angeles. … More Info »

Mega Millions, fishery-style

Federal fishery managers rolled the dice on the New England cod fishery on Monday, once again. It is hard to escape the premonition that they fell well short of their responsibility. We think catch levels were set too high, too little was done to reduce the growing cod catches of recreational fishermen, and nothing was done to balance fishermen’s economic and social pain by directing the small allocation of Gulf of Maine cod toward coastal fishing boats. … More Info »

Fishing for Giants

By Lee Crockett of the Pew Environment Group. The rod-and-reel fishermen who catch bluefin tuna deserve to have their stories told. “Wicked Tuna” has the opportunity to introduce TV audiences to this magnificent fish, the men and women who pursue them, and the types of fishing gear they use. National Geographic is working hard to present a balanced view, highlighting both the fishermen and conservation concerns. … More Info »