Posted May 2013

What should the future of fishing look like?

This week in Washington, D.C., a diverse group of people will try to answer this question. The Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries III conference is the first step towards revising the nation’s law governing fisheries management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases final regulations for Fishing Year 2013; the 2012 Status of the Stocks report shows rebuilding progress; sea surface temperatures in the northeast are the highest in 150 years; the Acushnet River sees a herring recovery; a commercial fishermen blames NMFS and NEFMC for a lack of accountability; new research shows that menhaden and bass abundance is linked to temperature oscillations; European lobster are affected by ocean acidification. … More Info »

New Fishing Season Brings Same Old Bad Ideas

New England’s new fishing season is underway amid heightened concern about the viability of some of the once plentiful fish that helped build the region’s economy. Unfortunately, the fishing industry and its political allies continue to press the same old bad ideas—allowing overfishing to continue and ignoring science and the law. … More Info »