Posted May 2014

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the 2014 National Climate Assessment reports on climate impacts on oceans; the Massachusetts House moves to block an oyster farm in Mashpee; New Hampshire fishermen respond to NOAA reports on U.S. fisheries; river herring runs on the Cape grow stronger; Maine organizations seek volunteers to count alewives; Maine Fair Trade Lobster brings more lobster processing capacity to Maine; NOAA announces two Habitat Focus Areas; the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting a criminal investigation related to elver fishing. … More Info »

NOAA Reports Aren’t All Doom and Gloom

On Tuesday, NOAA released two annual reports on the status of our nation’s fisheries—Fisheries Economics of the U.S. 2012 and Status of Stocks 2013. These reports, for the most part, tell a pretty positive picture of United States fisheries and federal management under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. So why have the Gloucester Daily Times and the New Bedford Standard-Times said these reports “show [a] grim picture” with “good news…hard to come by?” … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases two reports on the status of U.S. fisheries; NOAA publishes rules for sector and common pool groundfish vessels for the 2014 fishing year; a new study finds evidence of pteropods dissolving due to ocean acidification; a Boston Globe editorial calls for stronger scrutiny of seafood imports; river herring return to Connecticut rivers, but are still at risk at sea; fluke fishermen say states should coordinate to reduce discards; GMRI’s sustainable seafood program partners with thirteen restaurants; a blog considers whether NOAA should develop a seafood certification program; an op-ed says Cape Cod anglers should voluntarily cut their striped bass catch. … More Info »