In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather must forfeit four vessels and 34 permits; a Maine fisherman tries farming; U.S. House committee advances bill to limit the Antiquities Act; U.S. Department of Commerce knowingly allowed overfishing; and Maine lobster catch is on track to hit lowest value this decade. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Can the Endangered Species Act Help River Herring?

On August 15, 2017, NOAA Fisheries announced a status review of alewife and blueback herring, two species of river herring. The review will serve to determine whether either species should be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. It’s time that we recognize the grave threats to river herring survival and give them the protections they need to rebuild. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries is collecting comments on the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2; the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear fishing monitor case; Canastra brothers offering $93 million for Rafael fleet; NEFMC unanimously reelects Chair and Vice Chair; and conservationists plan to sue over right whale deaths. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Public Comment Opportunity: ASMFC Deciding the Future of Menhaden Management

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will host a very important meeting for “the most important fish in the sea” on November 13-14 in Baltimore, MD. The ASMFC coordinates the conservation and management of 27 nearshore fish species along the U.S. East Coast; one of these species is Atlantic menhaden, also known as pogies or bunker. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 29

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the constitutionality of seizing Rafael’s permits; NEFMC demands enforcement against Rafael’s sector for overfishing; Magnuson-Stevens Act reforms are debated at House hearing; and Maine puffins are on the rebound. … 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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