Protecting Ocean Ecosystems

NOAA Releases Stellwagen Bank 2020 Condition Report

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries recently issued its 2020 Condition Report for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. This is the first major step in a two- to three-year long process to review and update the Sanctuary’s management plan. Here are some key takeaways from the condition report … More Info »

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New England Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Releases Fishery Stats Yearbook

NOAA Fisheries recently released its Fisheries of the United States, 2018 report, an annual “yearbook” of fishery statistics. According to the agency, the report “provides a snapshot of data, primarily at the national level, on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fisheries landings and value.” … More Info »

New England Fisheries

Rebuild Atlantic Cod Now

Conservation Law Foundation is calling on the federal government to follow the law and rebuild Atlantic cod. If management doesn’t improve now, we could lose our founding fish forever. … More Info »

In the News

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a RI judge rules that oysters qualify as form of livestock; Court upholds creation of the Atlantic’s marine national monument; ocean acidification threatens the U.S. economy; and lobstermen take a hard line against right whale protections. … More Info »

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