New England Fisheries

Environmental Groups Call on Fishery Managers to Fix New England’s Failing Monitoring Program

Conservation Law Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund have challenged NOAA Fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fishery Management Council to properly manage the region’s ailing groundfish stocks. In a letter sent to the leaders of these agencies, CLF and EDF call for improvements to monitoring practices so that managers can make informed decisions. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, regional fishery management councils continue to operate during government shutdown; Massachusetts seeks to expand lobster processing; U.S. House Democrats file bills to stop offshore drilling and exploration; and Outer Cape Cod communities to partner on shark study. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, good news for right whales; RI legislators support New England’s marine national monument; a new marketing plan will pitch Maine’s soft-shell lobster to fishmongers; and the Modern Fish Act becomes law. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

A Look Back at 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the topics and top stories highlighted on Talking Fish this year. Per usual, it was quite the busy year for New England fisheries and ocean issues. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, scientists find a better way to make use of lobster shells; MA and RI Senators ask for fishermen’s input on offshore wind farms; Portland, ME enacts a 6-month ban on waterfront development; New England offshore wind lease auction fetches $405 million; and Congress passes the Modern Fish Act. … 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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