Posted August 2015

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Mass delegates send a letter to NOAA regarding lobster monitors; electronic monitoring provides timely and accurate data; NOAA Fisheries releases a new interactive scallop management map; researchers spot 17 great whites off Cape Cod; a new memorial in Seabrook honors lost fishermen; scientists use drones in marine research; NOAA issues a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fishing; and Atlantic salmon smolts may survive the dam but die downstream. … More Info »

Atlantic Halibut – Don’t Let the Googly Eyes Fool You

Today, we’re talking about a monstrous flatfish – the voracious, predacious Atlantic halibut. Like all flatfish, Atlantic halibut lie on their left sides, giving them a goofy, almost crooked appearance. But don’t be fooled – their mouths gape all the way back to their eyes and are lined with sharp, curved teeth. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Boston Globe reports on the long-term history of New England fishermen and observers; NOAA will fund at-sea monitoring through October; Sylvia Earle celebrates her 80th birthday diving at Cashes Ledge; NOAA tracks species in new boat-to-plate program; a Maine investor helps build resilience to climate change; Maine approves new sea urchin swipe card system; faster-breeding fish are more vulnerable to population declines; faster-swimming fish evolve to avoid nets; ASMFC’s new lobster assessment reports mixed results; ASMFC approves new Jonah crab plan; NOAA Fisheries announces proposed rule for Maine scallop exemption program; and NOAA Fisheries announces new report on stock assessment prioritization. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA denies emergency request to suspend at-sea monitoring; Mainer see hope in soft-shell clamming; Maine town officials want to track clam disease; read the story of Captain Greg Mayhew and the Unicorn; a boater uses his GoPro to film a great white; and warmer oceans causes timing shifts in fish reproduction. … More Info »

The Hooded Seal – Battling Foes with a Bladder Nose

For the past six weeks, we’ve stayed true to our name and featured nothing but fish. But this week, we couldn’t resist sharing this super adorable, territorial, and insanely weird Gulf of Maine marine mammal visitor – the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata). … More Info »