In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC allows lobster fishing in Gulf of Maine coral canyons; a federal court denies Goethel’s appeal; and NEFMC moves to change scallop rules. … More Info »




In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, troubled waters and heartfelt stories in ‘Sacred Cod’; endangered whales visit Cape Cod; New Bedford worries about what happens to the Codfather’s fishing permits; and NEFMC meets in Connecticut next week.




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New England Fisheries

Northeast Squid Deserve a Summer Break

Every summer, as crowds amass on New England beaches, another gathering is underway in the waters just offshore. Millions of Atlantic longfin squid return from a winter spent in the deep cold waters off the East Coast to the ecologically rich shallower waters near Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Officials should act to stem heavy fishing of this key forage species in its spawning grounds.




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In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a milestone in the war over the true state of cod; the dwindling cod population in Massachusetts is no fluke; two right whale calves spotted in Cape Cod Bay; a message from John Bullard about electronic monitoring; and a plan to fix New England’s shrimp fishery heads to the public.




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New England Fisheries

Utilizing the Ocean Plan in New England Fisheries Management

The New England Fishery Management Council is developing the Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment, which is intended to protect deep-sea corals in New England waters from certain potentially harmful fishing gear. The proposed management areas included in the draft amendment are now available in the Data Explorer section of the Northeast Ocean Data Portal.




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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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