In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC hosts public hearings on the Deep-Sea Coral Amendment next week; the Fishermen’s Alliance launches a Pier to Plate program; RI fishermen test out electronic monitoring; and a Maine resident hopes to farm scallops in Penobscot Bay. … More Info
The New England Fishery Management Council is developing the Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment. The amendment will comprise measures requiring some fishermen to take precautions in designated areas in order to protect the corals that live in those places. The Council is currently accepting comments on the amendment through June 5, 2017.
This post is an opinion piece authored by Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva that was published in the Worcester Telegram. Congressman Grijalva is a Democrat from southern Arizona who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee.
In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NMFS releases updated economics report; new rules are crafted to avert another lobster bait shortage; ASMFC moves forward with new lobster measures; kelp farming promises economic and ecological benefits; and get used to paying $20+ for a lobster roll.