Tagged aquaculture

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 28

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, regulators increase the menhaden catch limit; Americans added an extra pound of seafood to their diet in 2015; a recent fish kill spurs demand that the feds tie dam licensing to safeguards; Maine shellfish farming could quadruple by 2030; and tar sand oil shipped through the Gulf of Maine poses a treat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 30

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, are dead and entangled right whales off New England’s coast a sign that gear rules aren’t working?; an op-ed says the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the right move for fish; how a groundfish disaster today can spawn a different looking fishery tomorrow; a herring spawning closure will go into effect for October; a UNH researcher is trying to develop a sustainable fish farm; more than 80 percent want new safeguards against seafood fraud and mislabeling; Massachusetts delegates call proposed American lobster ban ‘excessive’ in a letter to the EU; and promises are unmet as Thailand tries to reform its shrimp industry. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, July 19

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a Massachusetts state fisheries survey is underway in the Gulf of Maine; a federal appeals court rejects U.S. Navy sonar-use rules; Lisa Moore is diving into seaweed farming; ASMFC will host a conference call on Atlantic herring management area 1A; and Maine Lobster dives in Washington D.C. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, South Shore groundfishermen are skeptical of electronic monitoring; Maine and Canadian scientists say American lobster is not invading European waters; NOAA announces $11 million in funding for U.S. fisheries projects; NOAA looks to expand domestic aquaculture production; NOAA announces 2016-17 Monkfish RSA awards; Senator King sees climate change impacts on shellfish as a major threat; NEFMC’s Groundfish Committee meets Thursday; and is kelp the new kale? … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA approves new rules governing bycatch in the Atlantic herring fishery; WCAI reports on ocean acidification; Connecticut again prohibits river herring harvest; NOAA seeks public comment on modifications to red hake catch limits; NOAA and NEFMC award sea scallop research set-aside grants; USDA announces funding for aquaculture research; global scallop supply is limited in 2016 but likely to rise in 2017; and two Gloucester-based fish companies are on the hook for not paying overtime. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA projects rapid warming for New England waters; sale of shell-on lobster claws heads to the Mass Senate floor; Senator Murkowski says she will stay appointment of FDA commissioner; NOAA issues first federal regulations for large-scale fish farming; and three New Bedford-based fishing boats were barred from unloading catch. … More Info »

GMO Salmon: Food of the Future?

Members of Congress inserted a provision into the recently-passed omnibus federal spending bill that prohibits the sale of genetically modified salmon until the FDA establishes “labeling guidelines” for the product. Even though this stipulation is only in effect until September 2016, it gets to the heart of the issue with GMO salmon – consumer choice. … More Info »

Maine’s Saltwater Crop

Seaweed, which flourishes in the cold water and rocky terrain of the Gulf of Maine, is a vital component for healthy ecosystem functioning. In addition to being an excellent source for productivity, seaweed serves as critical habitat and nursery area for several invertebrate and vertebrate species. Apart from the significant ecosystem value of seaweed in terms of productivity, critical habitat, and nursery area, seaweed also has substantial economic value. For over one hundred years, the people of Maine have been collecting seaweed for personal use. However, this practice is beginning to gain traction as a new and valuable commercial harvest. … More Info »

Is GMO Necessarily Bad?

This is a guest post by Rip Cunningham, Recreational Fisheries Consultant. The views expressed in the post are the writer’s own. Genetically modified salmon is the first of its kind and has recently been the focus of much debate. For other points of view, read a post in Vox Populi by a Dartmouth Professor of Environmental Studies and a chief scientist at the Ocean Conservancy. More of the debate can also be read on the New York Times’ Opinion Page. … More Info »

Thanksgiving Eel: A Fish to be Thankful For

Around this time of year, people are eagerly thinking about the food that they will prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feast. While turkey has become the contemporary centerpiece of the holiday meal, it may be surprising to know that originally, a fish was served as one of the main dishes. … More Info »