In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Chris Oliver is appointed to lead NOAA Fisheries; NEFMC votes to protect some Atlantic corals; thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Maine; and NOAA Fisheries announces ASM reimbursement rate for the groundfish fishery. … More Info
The New England Fishery Management Council completed the scoping process for Amendment 23 and will now move forward with discussions about how to change the monitoring program for New England’s groundfish fishery. Although commenters disagreed about the particulars, there is a general consensus that the current monitoring system is not working. The NOAA Regional Administrator agrees.
In this edition of fish talk in the news, the Secretary of the Interior visits New England; the alleged biggest eel smuggler on the east coast is arrested; NOAA recommends $1.5 million for research grants in the Gulf of Maine; and rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are affecting fisherman.
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will begin to survey scallops in the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area; a joint USA-Canada research expedition was launched in the Gulf of Maine, and a bill to secretly put tracking devices on lobster boats was passed in the Maine Senate
This year’s World Oceans Day is more important than ever as some of our most treasured ocean areas (as well as land areas) are under attack. President Trump has ordered a review of 27 national monuments around the United States – including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – and has expressed a desire to reverse the hard-earned protections for these monuments. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is another New England treasure that is also under threat.