In the News
Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 16
From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest Talking Fish readers:
- In his most recent Fish on Fridays post, Michael Conathan of the Center for American Progress writes about how buying fish caught and sold by American fishermen benefits the economy (it keeps money in the pockets of domestic fishermen), the environment (the U.S. leads the world in ending overfishing, plus buying locally means less energy will be used in transportation), and even your health (you’re more likely to get a fresher product, and one that meets U.S. safety regulations).
- River herring protection continues to be a hot topic in the news, including this article in the Chesapeake Bay Journal about NRDC’s petition to list river herring under the Endangered Species Act. (Talking Fish featured a blog about the petition earlier this summer.) In the Chesapeake Bay Journal article, editor Karl Blankenship goes into detail about the history and biology of river herring, as well as about the species’s sad decline.
- Via WGBH’S Climatide blog: This New Scientist article summarizes the findings of a new scientific study, including that “More than half of a group of fish crucial for the marine food web might die if, as predicted, global warming reduces the amount of oxygen dissolved in some critical areas of the ocean – including some of our richest fisheries.”