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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 24

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the 42nd Maine Fishermen’s Forum is next week; some Maine lobstermen oppose increases in license fees; researchers use new technique to determine a lobster’s age; fishermen are at odds over the impact of Trump’s executive order; Togue Brawn knows Maine scallops are better; Nantucket fishermen implore the state to protect squid; a scallops scuffle pits small boats against big; and proposed policies could make American overfished again. … More Info »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather’s trial is delayed; a new camera can help assess cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine; NEFMC selects preferred alternatives for the IFM Amendment; NEFMC moves forward on herring Amendment 8 and takes no action on Framework Adjustment 5; lobster blood could be the next best thing; and right whales return to Cape Cod. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, scientists and fishermen work together on trawl surveys; Maine DMR seeks higher fees for fishing licenses; Maine scallops reach record price; the Gloucester Daily Times debuts a new fish column; NMFS publishes the Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology final rule; Sweden is not giving up its fight over American lobster imports; Massachusetts fishermen are given the first commercial permits for seaweed growing and harvesting; a new study says diversification is key to resilient fishing communities; fluke quota reductions worry Connecticut fishermen; and GMRI gives a flounder species its sustainability tag. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Hakai Magazine details the rise of the Codfather; Maine scallop fishermen will get an extra day; lobstermen brace for third year of fishing ban; a new net helps New England fishermen land fewer cod; and the seafood industry fights back against Obama’s fish fraud laws. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News: South Shore charter fishermen oppose new shark regulations; 2016 was a tough year for the fishing industry; Rhode Island bans shark finning; Maine seeks more authority in investigations of suspected lobstering violations; Seafood being added to Massachusetts Farm to School project; and NOAA expands ways to get fishing information. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 23

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Obama bans oil and gas drilling in parts of the Atlantic and Arctic; global demand for lobster keeps surging despite record high prices; a workshop will help New England seafood businesses enter global competition; a Maine project gets $6 million to restore fish habitat and manage flooding; and watch a news video featuring Maine’s scallops. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC sets 2017 priorities; NOAA Fisheries releases Northeast Regional Climate Action Plan; plan for imperiled shark doesn’t please all conservationists; two fisheries achieve certification from the Marine Stewardship Council; and an Atlantic Ocean area the size of Virginia is protected from deep-sea fishing. … More Info »