Scientists have been researching ways to slow climate change or at least mitigate its impacts. One new study shows that marine reserves allow ecosystems to adapt and be resilient to the major predicted impacts of climate change: acidification, sea-level rise, the intensification of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability. … More Info
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a beloved whale rescuer is killed in Canada; John Bullard announces his retirement; and the nation’s highest court is asked to take up New England’s monitoring lawsuit.
A new study published in Nature describes how seismic testing has greater and more widespread ecosystem impacts than previously known. Past research has focused on the detrimental impacts for marine mammals and commercially important fish, but the Nature study revealed that seismic testing has the potential to decimate phytoplankton populations – the foundation of the marine food chain.
This week in Fish Talk in the News, a US House committee approves funding for the National Sea Grant program in the Gulf of Maine; the National Marine Fisheries Service will begin to review the status of Atlantic salmon; and the comment period about seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean gets extended until July 21st.
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, new appointments to fishery councils are announced; NEFMC writes a letter about seismic testing; New England’s marine monument should be preserved; NEFMC explores new ways to monitor the groundfish fishery; many weigh in on the fate of the Codfather’s groundfish permits; and a study shows that locally caught groundfish stay in New England.