Posted January 2014

Warming Waters a Hot Topic in 2014

The weather may be cold but discussion of climate change and its effects on fishing keeps heating up. There is already ample evidence that fish populations are shifting in response to ocean warming, and the Northeast U.S. has seen especially acute effects as sea surface temperatures reached record highs last year. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a former NEFMC member argues that this isn’t New England’s first groundfish crisis; river herring restoration takes off in Rhode Island; Maine shrimp fishermen hope a moratorium will help stocks recover; a Montauk fisherman survived twelve hours adrift after falling overboard; State Senator Tarr introduces a bill to market Massachusetts seafood; Maine regulators develop a rockweed management plan; Maine’s Department of Marine Resources holds the last public hearing on elver catch cuts; a new study says overfishing can permanently alter ecosystems; local cod are scarce in Cape Cod restaurants. … More Info »