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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 9

Brian Skerry shows off his photos and new book at the NE Boat Show. He'll be at the Boston Sea Rovers Show this weekend. (Photo credit: CLF)

Today, Senator Kerry’s office is introducing the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act, which, according to the Boston Globe, “seeks to ensure that a portion of the money earned from duties on imported fish products is used in a grant program for fishing science and development.”

On Wednesday, the federal government and the Conservation Law Foundation filed their arguments in the appeal of last summer’s decision by Judge Rya Zobel to uphold Amendment 16 to the groundfish Fishery Management Plan. The cities of New Bedford and Gloucester and various commercial fishing interests are appealing the Judge’s decision, which the government and CLF continue to defend.

Bon Appetit magazine gets tips from Four Fish author Paul Greenberg about what sustainable and tasty fish to eat.

Here are a few events on our calendars for this weekend and the coming week:

  • The Boston Sea Rovers Show is this Saturday and Sunday (March 10 & 11) at the CoCo Key Hotel in Danvers, MA. The show will feature a wide variety of exhibitors, and the Conservation Law Foundation will have a booth with National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry as they get set to launch the New England Ocean Odyssey campaign.
  • The New England Saltwater Fishing Show is today, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. If you go, be sure to check out the Herring Alliance table.
  • The International Boston Seafood Show is March 11-13 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston. This is North America’s largest seafood event, featuring more than 900 exhibits, offering a vast array of seafood, seafood products, seafood services and seafood equipment from all over the world.


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