New England Fisheries

Updates from the NE Fishery Management Council Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council met in Newport, RI last week for its regular December meeting. Some important discussions focused on the Clam Dredge Framework, Atlantic herring, and Council 2019 priorities. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week in Newport, RI; Judge Young issues a final forfeiture order in the Carlos Rafael case; scientists use a new simulator to study whale entanglements; and the Trump Administration advances seismic surveys for oil in the Atlantic. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, there will be no northern shrimp fishery for three more years; a new speed restriction zone is designated to protect right whales; and Maine’s scallop season is set to start for the winter. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Visualizing Fisheries Management with the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

With Thanksgiving upon us, here at Talking Fish, we were thinking about what we are thankful for when it comes to fisheries management in New England. This year, one thing we’re thankful for are the continued efforts to make fisheries management decisions more accessible to stakeholders through the use of the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen launch campaign to protect Portland working waterfront; Vineyard Wind seeks fishermen opinions for offshore wind studies; New England’s Fishermen and the challenges of climate change; and scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming. … More Info »

Bottom Line

Are you reading terms like “overfishing” and “stock assessments,” but you’re not quite sure what they mean? These blog posts explain the basics of U.S. fishery management, from the current state of our nation’s fisheries to policies and strategies to ensure healthy, robust fish populations.

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