In the News
Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, October 20
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 TalkingFish.org readers:
- In last week’s Fish Talk in the News, we mentioned a bill introduced by Senators Scott Brown and Kelly Ayotte that would terminate the sector management system if more than 15 percent of participating fishermen lost their jobs in the first year. Fishermen, Congressional representatives, and others from Maine spoke out against the bill and in support of the sector system. Learn more in this article in the Bangor Daily News and from this Maine Public Broadcasting Network story.
- WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, interviewed sustainable seafood advocate and Washington, D.C. chef Barton Seaver about helping consumers make responsible choices and his favorite sustainable seafood for this time of year.
- On Wednesday, Senator Kerry of Massachusetts sent a letter to NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco requesting that she support a federal disaster declaration for New England’s fishery and allocate money to pay for fisheries science and at-sea-monitors, among other requests. The same day, Dr. Lubchenco issued a statement saying that she had heard the concerns of New England’s fishermen and that NOAA will continue to fund at-sea monitoring through the end of the 2012 fishing year and will implement various stakeholder involvement reforms.