Tagged Northeast Regional Ocean Plan

A Review of 2016 on Talking Fish

Many of us, Talking Fish included, are ready to leave 2016 behind and wish for the best in the New Year. But it’s still valuable to reflect on the past year and review some of the major topics that we covered around New England’s fisheries. Merriam Webster chose “surreal” as the 2016 word of the year; it seems a similar sentiment can be applied to the world of New England fisheries in 2016, as we encountered many ups and downs throughout the year. … More Info »

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, July 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, where do Maine lobstermen find their catch?; Massachusetts DMF encourages anglers to recycle fishing line; the U.S. Senate designates September 25th as National Lobster Day; NOAA Fisheries announces the common pool area closure for Georges Bank cod; MaineBiz interviews Maine DMR commissioner Patrick Keliher; Northeastern lawmakers praise the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan; BOEM releases a new resource for the Atlantic fishing industry; and John Bullard discusses Saltonstall-Kennedy grants in a letter to the editor. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NMFS announces proposed 2016-2018 Atlantic herring management measures; New England awaits the summer price drop for live lobsters; a Maine captain is accused of hiding $6,000 of scallops; elected officials send letters to the EU regarding the proposed lobster ban; Rep. Keating will file legislation to end a boundary dispute; and the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan expands the fisherman’s voice. … More Info »

Fisheries and Fishermen: Part of the Ocean Plan Puzzle

On this World Oceans Day, let’s take a step back from the day-to-day workings of fisheries management to view New England’s ocean on a larger scale. Our region’s fish species, and the fishermen that rely on them, are part of a very busy, ever-changing environment, and although fishery managers only have authority over fishery resources, this idea is an important one to remember. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, May 24

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Northeast RPB to release draft plan via webinar; regulators will discuss the future of Maine’s shrimp fishery; Maine lobster deserve their premium price; NOAA Fisheries releases design guidelines for nature-like fish passages; fishermen and scientists collaborate to collect climate data; South Kingston fish ladder helps herring return to spawning grounds; and the New Bedford fish auction could see periodic closures over next month. … More Info »

Detangling the Risks of Fishing Line for Right Whales

We have many reasons to appreciate the role of modern technology in today’s fisheries. Electronics, equipment upgrades, and other technological advances have led to more efficient, effective, and economical fisheries. In the case of modern, stronger fishing line, however, the risk of entanglement and death – specifically for the endangered North Atlantic right whale – is high. But with better information and enhanced coordination, we’re much more likely to be able to effectively identify solutions to these types of challenges. … More Info »