In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Warren releases “Blue New Deal” to help ailing oceans; Atlantic halibut is the subject of NOAA research; NEFMC recommends new scallop catch numbers; feds limit the herring fishery; and NOAA concludes 2019 northeast fall ecosystem monitoring. … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Highlights from December NEFMC Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council convened in Newport, RI last week for its annual December meeting. Here are some selected highlights. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, warming waters spell more bad new for New England shrimp; kelp forests are vanishing from the southern Gulf of Maine; New England offshore wind leaseholders submit joint proposal for uniform turbine layout; tracking New Bedford scallops from ocean to plate with blockchain; and a study documents ‘chronic social disruption’ plaguing New England fishing communities. … More Info »

Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

A Victory for North Atlantic Right Whales

In a major win for endangered North Atlantic right whales, a federal judge ruled that gillnet fishing gear must be removed from 3,000 nautical miles of ocean waters in southern New England. CLF sued the federal government last year for opening up two areas south and east of Nantucket to expanded fishing without considering harm to right whales. Opening these areas put dangerous gear in the middle of a right whale hotspot. It also violated the Endangered Species Act and our federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act. … More Info »

Behind the Catch

(Over)Fisheries: The Ripple Effects of Overharvesting

This is the fourth and final blog in our series, Behind the Catch, in which we’ll explore New England’s waters and fisheries from a scientific perspective. By examining the region’s fundamental ecology, we can better discuss and tackle marine conservation issues. … 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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