Posted October 2017

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, little hope in the latest cod evaluations; artificial intelligence for fisheries monitoring; 200 scientists urge Congress to protect key U.S. fisheries law; and NOAA Fisheries recommends actions to help right whales. … More Info »

National Seafood Month: Chef Bun Lai Pioneers Sustainable Sushi

Bun Lai is the James Beard-nominated chef of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, CT. Miya’s is known for being the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. To celebrate National Seafood Month, Chef Bun Lai speaks about forging a new path, and why it’s important to think of the environment when choosing seafood.  … More Info »

One That Didn’t Get Away: The Atlantic Sea Scallop and the Future of Fishing

During National Seafood Month, it is important to appreciate the tremendous benefits the Cape and seafood consumers across the country have enjoyed thanks to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which Congress is revisiting this year. In fact, without the science-based fisheries management required by this law, our rich heritage might have become ancient history. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, a popular species of New England flounder is overfished; Maine’s mussel harvest in 2016 was the worst in 40 years; ASMFC wants better data about the New England lobster fishery; feds stake their claim on four of Rafael’s vessels; and researchers conduct a longline survey in the Gulf of Maine. … More Info »

Judge Orders the Codfather to Forfeit Vessels and Permits

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Young issued a decision ordering the forfeiture of four vessels and 34 groundfish permits belonging to Carlos Rafael, the Codfather. The total appraised value of the forfeiture is approximately $2.25 million. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather must forfeit four vessels and 34 permits; a Maine fisherman tries farming; U.S. House committee advances bill to limit the Antiquities Act; U.S. Department of Commerce knowingly allowed overfishing; and Maine lobster catch is on track to hit lowest value this decade. … More Info »

Can the Endangered Species Act Help River Herring?

On August 15, 2017, NOAA Fisheries announced a status review of alewife and blueback herring, two species of river herring. The review will serve to determine whether either species should be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. It’s time that we recognize the grave threats to river herring survival and give them the protections they need to rebuild. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries is collecting comments on the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2; the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear fishing monitor case; Canastra brothers offering $93 million for Rafael fleet; NEFMC unanimously reelects Chair and Vice Chair; and conservationists plan to sue over right whale deaths. … More Info »

Public Comment Opportunity: ASMFC Deciding the Future of Menhaden Management

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will host a very important meeting for “the most important fish in the sea” on November 13-14 in Baltimore, MD. The ASMFC coordinates the conservation and management of 27 nearshore fish species along the U.S. East Coast; one of these species is Atlantic menhaden, also known as pogies or bunker. … More Info »