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Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the European Union decides that it won’t ban imports of American lobster; there were no oysters at this year’s OysterFest; shellfish harvested from RI waters test negative for toxins; York Harbor officials and fishermen stand up for dredging funds; and the herring fishery closes along New England’s coast. … More Info »

A dredge is a dredge is a dredge

Three recent Barnstable Superior Court decisions have the potential for wide-ranging effects on the management of the shellfish industry, and present a great opportunity to improve the conservation of critical nearshore habitats around Massachusetts. … More Info »

How Science and a Bit of Luck Brought Atlantic Sea Scallops Back from the Brink

In 1995, one year after three areas of the seafloor off Cape Cod were closed to fishing, researchers piloting remotely operated vehicles saw something unexpected: The muddy bottom was littered with market-sized scallops, rusty red and round as saucers. This surprise discovery was one link in a chain of events that brought these shellfish back from commercial collapse. This blog is a cross-post from Oceana. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, federal funding for at-sea monitoring will continue through December; a judge orders clamming vessel to stop dredging; environmental groups petition to protect the thorny skate; scallop boats scramble for mooring space; the Ellsworth American discusses rockweed harvesting; ASMFC will soon decide the fate of next year’s Gulf of Maine shrimp season; ASMFC approves increases to 2016 black sea bass quotas and limits; a science committee is reviewing the Southern New England lobster stock status; and the agenda for NEFMC’s December meeting is available on its website. … More Info »

Talking Eelgrass

When we talk about fish, it’s good to remember that they not only come from somewhere but that that somewhere makes the fish. Habitat is essential; without it even many migratory fish won’t have a place to call home. Many North Atlantic fish spend an important part of their life cycles in coastal eelgrass habitat, and eelgrass is declining. … More Info »