In the News
Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27
- A few weeks ago, President Obama announced a plan to reorganize the Department of Commerce and relocate NOAA from Commerce to the Department of the Interior. Michael Conathan of the Center for American Progress blogs about what the proposed move would mean for NOAA and ocean-related policy. He concludes by determining that “[a]t the end of the day, the department in which NOAA resides is less vital to its underlying mission than the integrity and independence with which it carries out its mission.”
- Maine fisherman Glen Libby discusses lots of important topics in New England fishery management, ranging from current regulations to fishery access to how fish populations will be counted and managed in the future.
- Here’s an update on menhaden conservation from the Public Trust Project.
- And an update on how the New England Fishery Management Council is handling the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment from the New Bedford Standard-Times.