Tagged marine mammals

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, new National Standard guidelines prioritize short-term profit over long-term sustainability; MA fishermen test weaker ropes so whales can break through them; barndoor skates are declared rebuilt in New England; New England states announce shellfish closures; and researchers use ‘robomussels’ to monitor climate change. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the MAFMC approves an ecosystem-based management guidance document; Massachusetts promotes local seafood through a new marketing program; the “Good Catch!” campaign bolsters New England’s sustainable seafood businesses; the Ninth Circuit Court upholds federal fishery fees; why are New England’s wild blue mussels disappearing?; the Island Institute releases its lobster fishery characterization study; UMass Dartmouth forms a partnership with Iceland; meeting materials from ASMFC’s 2016 summer meeting are now available; NOAA Fisheries establishes international marine mammal bycatch criteria for U.S. imports; and an op-ed says protecting the NE coral canyons and seamounts is crucial to fisheries. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine closes its pogie fishery for first time ever; MAFMC protects unmanaged forage fish; porbeagle sharks will not be listed under the ESA; ASMFC approves development of new management measures for southern New England lobster; NEFMC live streams tomorrow’s SSC meeting; NOAA Fisheries issues a Fisheries Allocation Review Policy; NEFSC is accepting proposals for next year’s Atlantic Scallop RSA program; and NOAA Fisheries releases it final guidance on underwater acoustics. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, celebrate Endangered Species Day today; celebrate World Fish Migration Day tomorrow; harvest season for biggest U.S. producer of baby eels wraps up; Senators Blumenthal and Portman ask president to expand seafood traceability rule; and boaters should watch out for whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, May 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, no ruling yet in the at-sea monitoring lawsuit; NOAA Fisheries releases Draft Northeast Climate Science Action Plan; despite myriad challenges, river herring numbers rise; fishing gear entangles humpback whale off Cape Cod; a Washington County restaurant’s lobster roll is named best in Maine and Massachusetts; a new fishing documentary will air on NH public television; China is eating up Maine’s lobsters; and groups try to build a better lobster trap at ‘Lobster Hack.’ … More Info »

Exploring for Oil Off Nova Scotia Threatens Ocean Wildlife and Our Coastal Economy

Earlier this month, Nova Scotia’s government granted final approval to a Norwegian energy company, Statoil, to begin offshore oil exploration just east of Georges Bank, off the coast of the province’s Scotian Shelf. This exploratory lease area is in addition to two others, owned by Shell Canada and BP Canada, which also have permission to begin the process of testing for oil. These new leases near Georges Bank are too close for comfort. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, global fish stocks are declining due to climate change; ocean acidification impacts migration of baby fish; NOAA’s fish models are insufficient; ropes that break more easily can help save whales; GMRI receives federal money to study fishing communities’ vulnerability to climate change; NOAA is using old whaling logbooks to study climate change; local fishermen say dogfish is a good alternative to cod; researchers are trying to raise funds to build a deepwater mussel farm; and the Fishing Communities Coalition submitted a letter objecting to using the Omnibus Appropriations bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act. … More Info »

A Marine National Monument for Marine Mammals

New England is home a number of marine mammal species, including endangered right whales. Naturalists from the New England whale watch industry and the Vice President of Research at the New England Aquarium commented on the importance of protecting the Cashes Ledge area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts for marine mammals and our ocean. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker supports fishermen on the monitoring funding issue; Dr. Sylvia Earle dives Cashes Ledge; Maine elver quota remains the same; ocean noise threatens whales; fish oil may help psychotic disease; NEFMC has vacancies on its Groundfish Advisory Panel; read the Portland Press Herald Saltwater Fishing Report; thousands sign on to petition to stop transport of shark fins; NMFS reduces northern red hake possession limit; and NMFS announces new slippage rules for Atlantic mackerel. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Mass delegates send a letter to NOAA regarding lobster monitors; electronic monitoring provides timely and accurate data; NOAA Fisheries releases a new interactive scallop management map; researchers spot 17 great whites off Cape Cod; a new memorial in Seabrook honors lost fishermen; scientists use drones in marine research; NOAA issues a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fishing; and Atlantic salmon smolts may survive the dam but die downstream. … More Info »