Posted October 2014

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC fails to create an emergency action plan for Gulf of Maine cod; an opinion piece stresses the importance of protecting cod spawning areas; Massachusetts EOEEA releases MA Ocean Management update draft; Cape Cod lobstermen dislike new fishing bans; Bigelow Lab observes lowest phytoplankton numbers on record; dogfish are found in high abundance; NOAA requests to conduct phone surveys; minimum size limits for Atlantic surfclams are lifted; a marine drifter is recovered; NAFO wraps up its annual meeting; NMFS reopens a previously closed area to shellfish harvesting; new scalloping rules are set in Maine; the Maine Rockweed Working Group announces two public meetings; the Northeast RPB released discussion materials for its upcoming public meetings; and a Maine consortium has an interesting way to dispose of lobster shells. … More Info »

The New England (Patriots) Fishery Management Council

The Council broke from the huddle, the Committee proposal was snapped into play, and … everything fell apart, forcing another punt. … More Info »