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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries reviews its method for estimating discarded fish; ASMFC will debate a 2017 shrimp moratorium; the Northeast Ocean Plan emerges as a development tool; an interstate lobster conservation plan is up for a key vote soon; the bait crisis is over, but Maine lobstermen are still feeling the pinch; and a decision to come soon on how many Scallopers Mainers can catch this year. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 19

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, researchers locate puffin winter homes; catch share programs can reduce risks to fishermen; President Obama closing the loophole on products tied to slaves; New England grows lobster processing capacity; Senator Blumenthal and CT fishermen discuss fishery regulations; NOAA cuts reallocates monitor days for New England lobstermen; lobster licensing bill runs into concerns; and new studies show diseases threaten lobsters, sea stars in warming waters. … More Info »

A Coffin for Cod? The Downward Spiral of the Fish that Built New England

As fish populations have plummeted, fishery managers have shown a consistent pattern of failing to heed warnings from scientists, sufficiently limit catch, promptly pursue corrective actions, and otherwise do what’s needed to help fish populations recover, including protecting the habitat and bait fish that cod rely upon. It’s high time to finally get it right. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Georges Bank cod is in a dire state; NEFMC postpones decision on observer program; Coast Guard safety inspection deadline approaching; recreational fishermen find other money sources; Gulf of Maine recreational regulations will remain in place; ASMFC announces new Atlantic herring landing days; UMass Large Pelagics Research Center moves to Boston; former Patriots player supports small fishermen; Massachusetts will distribute final federal fishery disaster funds. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen express worry about paying for at-sea monitors; ASMFC increases menhaden quota; Maine bans tribal use of fyke nets; Maine delays decision of tribal co-management of commercial fisheries; Maine fishermen receive federal grant to track seafood; new measures prevent striped bass stockpiling; groups team up to collect derelict fishing gear; ASMFC approves Atlantic herring amendment for public comment; researchers develop a model for assess climate change impacts on shellfish; and researchers develop a tool to determine fishery health. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Martha Coakley sues NMFS to raise catch limits; Oceana sues to increase observer coverage; Maine’s elver season ends; Vice Magazine interviews Carlos Rafael; Maine lawmakers consider a bill to eliminate penalties for groundfish boats catching lobster; NOAA develops an updated market news website. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Eric Schwaab is leaving NOAA; fisheries regulators ask fishermen not to take out frustration on at-sea observers; the ASMFC postpones a decision on the elver fishery; alewife counts in New England rivers are way up this year; a parasite may be affecting yellowtail flounder populations; Michael Conathan writes on fisheries and climate change; a local scientist testifies in a Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, members of Congress from New England ask for funding for at-sea monitoring; John Bullard makes a decision on sector carryover; The New York Times discusses the risks of opening closed areas; an opinion piece argues fishermen have taken too much blame for the fisheries crisis; NOAA reviews management measures for scallops; the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce begins the second phase of an investigation into fisheries rulemaking. … More Info »

Little Fish, Big Fishery

Within the next few weeks, alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as river herring, will begin their annual migration from coastal waters to their native rivers. … More Info »

Care about river herring? Then pay attention this week!

Recently we covered the pending bans on fishing for river herring in most Atlantic state waters. But what protections are afforded to these fish when they travel beyond states’ jurisdiction three miles from shore into federally-controlled waters? Unfortunately, none. As … More Info »