In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, legislators introduce bills to save right whales; NOAA grants $50M fisheries observer contract; NOAA eyes expanding reporting rules for lobstermen; two public hearings left for Atlantic herring Amendment 8; climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up; and claims by sustainable seafood dealer don’t pass the smell test. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

What is Localized Depletion and How Do We Address It?

The New England Fishery Management Council is considering a year-round “buffer zone” 50 miles from the coast that would ensure large industrial trawlers stay away from sensitive areas close to shore. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC June meeting is next week; Maine fishermen express support for increasing elver quota; clam harvesters eye clam farming; Maine lawmakers urge Trump to avoid taxes on China seafood imports; and RI recreational fishermen support changes to herring management. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts Senate OK’s lobster processing bill; tourists cited for overfishing in New Bedford; conservation projects have let astounding numbers of alewives return to Maine rivers; a new tool helps fishermen avoid protected species; two clam flats reopen in Essex; and June is National Ocean Month. … More Info »

National Policy

NOAA Reports on Status of the Stocks

NOAA Fisheries recently released the Status of the Stocks 2017 report. This report is an annual update to Congress on the condition of managed fisheries in the United States and provides the opportunity to reflect on the year’s progress as well as identify opportunities for improvement. … More Info »

The Future of New England Seafood

Fishermen are innovators. And those around them are taking inspiration. Read here about what fishermen and others are doing to help fishing businesses thrive, to create new branding and marketing opportunities for seafood, and to explore unique new ways of conserving New England’s fish populations.

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