In the News
Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, October 13
From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers:
- Earlier this week, Senators Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire introduced a bill that would terminate the sector management system if more than 15 percent of participating fishermen lost their jobs in the first year (which ended April 30, 2011). The bill also requires a two-thirds vote by fishermen before any future fishery management systems are approved. Read more from The Boston Globe.
- We’ve discussed the plight of the river herring in detail on TalkingFish.org, but here’s another discussion – this one from the Warwick Beacon - of the various threats to river herring and some ideas for protecting the species and restoring populations.
- Here’s a great story from The Telegram, St. John’s newspaper: the recollections of a fisherman with decades of experience in the industry whose story dates back to when he was seven or eight and used to exchange his salt cod for candy at the local store.
- We blogged about upcoming events earlier this week, but since the Wellfleet OysterFest is coming up this weekend, maybe it deserves another mention. Here’s an article from the Chicago Tribune about the festival and the best ways to eat your oysters!