Posted June 2011

Fishing Banks: Fleet diversity and an intro to permit banks

“Fishing Banks” is an exclusive Talking Fish series that will look at the use of permit banks to support a diverse groundfish fleet while encouraging sustainable fishing and the continued rebuilding of fish stocks. This post, the first in the … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Why ending overfishing is good for both fish and fishermen alike

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the Huffington Post and the National Geographic blog, is the sixth in a … More Info »

Commerce Department announces 2011 NEFMC appointments

The Commerce Department has appointed three new faces from the commercial fishing industry to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). They are: Thomas D. Dempsey of Masssachusetts, a part-time commercial fisherman and Policy Director for the Cape Cod Commercial … More Info »

Commerce Secretary nominee should champion policies that rebuild fish stocks and strengthen coastal economies

Last week, President Obama nominated John Bryson, a former energy company CEO, to be the next Secretary of Commerce.  According to the Boston Globe, Bryson has a long history of business leadership, having spent nearly two decades as chairman and … More Info »

Seafood fraud is bad news, but there are good (and delicious) ways to avoid it

Last week, Oceana released a report on seafood fraud, which occurs when seafood labeling is misleading or outright fraudulent, thus preventing consumers from knowing exactly where and how their fish was caught. The report found that seafood might be mislabeled … More Info »