Posted March 2016

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, March 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the arrest of Carlos Rafael continues to dominate headlines, sparking calls for full-fleet and/or electronic monitoring of fishing boats as well as calls for the support of community-based fishermen over conglomerations; a new Boston location for a Maine-based shellfish company is announced; Maine preps for lobstering season with some uncertainties; and volunteers are needed to assist in data collection for annual herring migration. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Carlos Rafael is released; Maine lobstermen set a record for value; GMRI predicts an early lobster season; RI lobstermen dispute stock assessments; a Gloucester man is fined for illegal lobstering; Maine DMR will issue its third and final round of federal disaster relief funds for groundfishermen; GARFO seeks public comment on Gulf of Maine cod and haddock recreational limits; Senator Shaheen puts the focus of a senate hearing on New Hampshire’s fishing industry; and Senator Murkowski introduces a GE salmon labeling bill. … More Info »

Climate Change Shuffles the Deck for Fishery Managers

In 2012 and 2013, sea temperatures along the New England coast spiked, shattering records that stretch back a century and a half. As the waters warmed, fishermen hauled in some unexpected catch, including species that are normally found far to the south. Although some of these unusual catches are likely just one-off events, scientists have found that many of these incidents indicate a larger and important trend of fish species moving as climate change heats our oceans. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, March 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Boston Globe reports on Carlos Rafael’s arrest; is Gloucester connected to the New Bedford fish fraud case?; fishermen begin paying for at-sea monitoring; lawmakers ask Massachusetts Attorney General to support at-sea monitoring lawsuit; Maine offers $11K reward for information on stolen lobsters; endangered North Atlantic right whales are spotted in Cape Cod Bay; fishermen seek leniency on black sea bass quotas; and New Bedford begins a Clean Bilge program. … More Info »