Posted October 2015

Ocean Planning 101

If you haven’t been plugged into the process, the term “ocean planning” can, for lack of a better term, confuse more than clarify. For those newbies out there passionate about the health of our oceans (you, I bet!) but confused about what ocean planning means for New England, consider this post your “Ocean Planning 101” crash course. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobster go for $4 per pound; global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse; marine researchers defend deep-sea bottom trawling study; U.S. representatives meet with NOAA officials about at-sea monitoring; Douglas Christel named conduit to state and federal fishery officials; and three theories on why baby lobster populations are disappearing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new bill calls for NOAA to pay for at-sea monitoring or an end to the program; American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act; UMass Dartmouth researchers use Saltonstall-Kennedy grant to study fish movement patterns; NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on regional recreational fishing action plan; local mackerel are a delicious, sustainable seafood; victories for ocean conservation at Our Ocean 2015; and the U.S. announces a new program to crack down on IUU fishing. … More Info »

Council Makes a Wrong Move for River Herring

The New England Fishery Management Council has again shown that they are unwilling to protect river herring and shad at sea. Last week at their meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Council voted to increase the amount of river herring and shad that can be caught by the herring fleet, even though the current caps have not even been in place for one year, and no science was presented suggesting that these populations have recovered. … More Info »

Council Delivers Blow to River Herring in New England

The New England Fishery Management Council voted in favor of increasing river herring catch caps at its September 2015 meeting last week. This post provides an update to our readers following last week’s post, River Herring at Risk in New England Waters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, President Obama announces the first new marine national sanctuaries in 15 years; President Obama says he will protect more U.S. waters; new research shows many young fish are moving north as ocean waters warm; NOAA delays the deadline for industry-funded at-sea monitoring; UNE receives federal funding for Atlantic cod research; GMRI is hosting a workshop on improving stock assessments; CT Senator urges New York to support pesticide legislation to help lobster population; and will seaweed be New England’s next big local food? … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Georges Bank cod is in a dire state; NEFMC postpones decision on observer program; Coast Guard safety inspection deadline approaching; recreational fishermen find other money sources; Gulf of Maine recreational regulations will remain in place; ASMFC announces new Atlantic herring landing days; UMass Large Pelagics Research Center moves to Boston; former Patriots player supports small fishermen; Massachusetts will distribute final federal fishery disaster funds. … More Info »