In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 16

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a famed fishing port shudders as the Codfather goes to jail; Rep. Moulton says NOAA cuts are ‘a recipe for disaster’; NOAA Fisheries upgrades its pre-trip notification system; listening to right whales could prevent more deaths; the head of Maine’s oldest fishermen’s organization is stepping down; and river herring continue their steep decline. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, two Carlos Rafael vessels sink; Senator King celebrates the announcement of new lobster emoji; NEFMC recommends new recreational cod and haddock limits; Maine closes scallop areas to protect harvest; Sector 9 requests operating status; and NEFMC seeks applicants for fishery dependent data working group. … More Info »


To Come Back from Carlos Rafael, New England Fisheries Need an Attitude Change

A better understanding of the potential enormity of Rafael’s illegal activities – even beyond the groundfish fishery – came to light in NOAA Fisheries’ January 10th civil notice letter, identifying new violations with his scallop fleet. The persistence of his illegal activities, however, remains undetermined. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Fishery Council’s Coral Protections Are Progress, Though More Could Have Been Done

Last week, the New England Fishery Management Council approved the Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment. Overall, this amendment is a win for New England’s ocean, protecting more than 25,000 square miles of fragile seafloor habitat. But we can’t help but examine the process behind this management decision. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC finalizes deep-sea coral amendment; NEFMC opposes offshore oil and gas exploration; GARFO looks back on 2017; captain of a Codfather boat cited for scallop catch; education is key to successful implementation of electronic reporting and monitoring systems; and dead right whale was well-known by researchers. … More Info »

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