Posted July 2017

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new study on the effects of different bottom-trawling techniques; court documents suggest Carlos Rafael may sell all of his permits; oyster farming booms along Maine’s coast; and river herring make a dramatic comeback. … More Info »

Marine Reserves are Climate Reserves

Scientists have been researching ways to slow climate change or at least mitigate its impacts. One new study shows that marine reserves allow ecosystems to adapt and be resilient to the major predicted impacts of climate change: acidification, sea-level rise, the intensification of storms, shifts in species distribution, and decreased productivity and oxygen availability.  … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a beloved whale rescuer is killed in Canada; John Bullard announces his retirement; and the nation’s highest court is asked to take up New England’s monitoring lawsuit. … More Info »

The Harmful Underwater Search for Oil and Gas

A new study published in Nature describes how seismic testing has greater and more widespread ecosystem impacts than previously known. Past research has focused on the detrimental impacts for marine mammals and commercially important fish, but the Nature study revealed that seismic testing has the potential to decimate phytoplankton populations – the foundation of the marine food chain. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 7

This week in Fish Talk in the News, a US House committee approves funding for the National Sea Grant program in the Gulf of Maine; the National Marine Fisheries Service will begin to review the status of Atlantic salmon; and the comment period about seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean gets extended until July 21st. … More Info »