New England Fisheries

Council Should Request Emergency Action for Cod

Atlantic cod has been managed in New England waters as two stocks—Gulf of Maine cod and Georges Bank cod—since the early 1970s. On Thursday, the New England Fishery Management Council will receive a presentation on a report that shows this approach does not reflect the true stock structure of Atlantic cod. Conservation Law Foundation has asked the Council to take immediate action in response. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

Trump Guts Protections for Atlantic Marine Monument – That’s Illegal

On this World Oceans Day, we share with you a blog from Conservation Law Foundation denouncing the Trump Administration’s decision to reopen the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing. The following is authored by Priscilla Brooks, CLF’s Vice President and Director of Ocean Conservation. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Tell Fishery Managers: New England’s Groundfish Fishery Needs 100% Monitoring

The primary mandate of our federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, is to prevent overfishing. To do so, managers must understand how much and where fish are caught. The at-sea monitoring program was established in New England’s groundfish fishery to accomplish this very task, but it is abundantly clear that the program fails to get the job done. The New England Fishery Management Council is developing Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan in an effort to improve the at-sea monitoring program, and now is the time to let the Council know that New England’s groundfish fishery needs 100% at-sea monitoring. … More Info »

Opinion

Reminder: Please Take Our Survey

A friendly reminder to please provide your feedback on Talking Fish. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Supporting Local Seafood During and After COVID-19

These are unprecedented times, and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Among all of us trying to adapt our lives and livelihoods during the time of COVID-19 are New England’s fishermen. … 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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