Posted February 2017

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, North Atlantic right whale births decline; the Massachusetts conch fishery is under stress; ASMFC schedules southern New England lobster hearings; 90 percent of the fish used for fishmeal could be used to feed humans; Portland, ME will host an international lobster conference in June; Nantucket Sound is the location of the most fatal sea turtle entanglements; lawsuit over fishing monitors goes to Court of Appeals; and NEFMC seeks comments to guide groundfish monitoring amendment. … More Info »

Op-ed: Preserve Cashes Ledge and save fish

This post is an op-ed that was featured in the Climate Change Column of the Ipswich Chronicle. The author is Charlotte Kahn, an Ipswich resident and retired researcher/writer. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 10

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center unearths unusual catches; NEFMC hosts coral workshops; are seaweed gardens the answer to carbon acidity?; Maine DMR sets scallop closures; study specifies benefits of shellfish in Cape water quality plans; and ASMFC sets crab bycatch rule. … More Info »

Latest U.S. Fisheries Management Bill, Like its Two Recent Predecessors, is Bad for Fish, the Ocean, and Coastal Communities

A fisheries bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives is a reprise of legislation we saw in the past two Congresses. And, just like those prior bills, the “new” one would significantly weaken our nation’s fishery management law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which was enacted more than 40 years ago. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, value of Maine lobster exports to China on pace to triple for 2016; quota for elver could change in 2018; witch flounder catch limit doubles; Maine state representatives propose new lobster bills; Maine man tackles commercial fishing without a net; lobstermen question need for restrictions to help species; fishery managers seek to avoid another herring shortage; and New England’s effort to research declining shrimp is underway. … More Info »