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Council Looking to Renew Groundfish Monitoring

The New England Fishery Management Council has begun the multi-year effort of developing Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan, also known as the groundfish monitoring amendment. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Bangor Daily News says ocean preserves ‘free from human influence’ are necessary for research and recovery; New England fishermen consider whether to fight the Atlantic monument designation; lobster exporters look to EU customers for help in averting a ban; NOAA Fisheries announces the Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment comment period; and the United States committed to numerous concrete actions for ocean protection at Our Ocean 2016. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 22

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, UMass SMAST wins a patent on a 3-D counting system; Fishchoice.com releases a new Acadian redfish seafood guide; ASMFC extends Atlantic herring catch restrictions; the Herring River restoration project receives the state go-ahead; Larry the lobster is saved from becoming dinner; Senator Gillibrand proposes a new invasive species law; and Atlantic sturgeon spawn in the Connecticut River. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, April 26

In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, WCAI discusses monitoring the catch aboard groundfish vessels; fishing advocates praise allocation of funds for electronic monitoring; counters hope for a banner year for herring; hardy eels are holding on in Rhode Island; Maine’s elver catch is outpacing last year’s; Senator Murphy secures more federal funds for Milford fisheries lab; small fishermen worry new rules won’t come in time to save North Atlantic scallops; and an op-ed says that the Clean Water Rule will help fishermen’s livelihoods. … More Info »

Proposed Rules Likely to Hurt Groundfish Fishery

The comment period for the proposed Framework Adjustment 55 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan closed last week, and NOAA Fisheries will now review the comments before issuing a final decision on two important issues: 2016-2018 catch limits for its 20 managed groundfish stocks and the adjustment of at-sea monitoring requirements. It may be beating dead horse, but it’s still important to reiterate the major sustainability and conservation concerns that should be considered with this proposed rule. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, April 5

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, New England groundfishermen look to replace human monitors with cameras; NOAA Fisheries finalizes a west coast ban on commercial fishing for forage fish; Maine’s salmon population could take 75 years to recover; and Governor LePage signs a bill to make lobster Maine’s state crustacean. … More Info »

Every Fish Counts

Last week, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to reduce observer coverage for groundfish sector vessels to 13 percent for the 2016 fishing year. This, combined with recent quota cuts – particularly for Atlantic cod – creates a very dangerous situation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Senators Shaheen and Ayotte call for an investigation into NOAA’s at-sea monitoring program; the New Yorker highlights Maine’s lobster industry; a blogger asks if is Maine too dependent on lobster; Maine Audubon conducts its annual pelagic birding trip; and a WWF report shows a dramatic decline in ocean species over the last forty years. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobstermen face a long waitlist; Commission appoints David Pierce as Mass DMF Director; new reports compare costs of electronic monitoring and at-sea monitors; Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance launches cape shark marketing campaign; the country’s oldest commercial shellfish hatchery gets a makeover; Maine DMR will hold scallop and sea urchin public hearings; AG certifies proposed Whale Safe Fishing Act as ballot initiative; new study links herring population crash to oil exposure; Mass DMF unfolds new plan for fed aid distribution; U.S. Senate declares Sept 25th as National Lobster Day; and renowned ocean advocate Zeke Grader dies at 68. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a growing seaweed industry in New England; seaweed invades Maine beaches; Maine’s mussels are disappearing; and Rep. Keating’s letter in the Boston Globe addressing groundfish monitoring. … More Info »