Posted May 2018

NOAA Reports on Status of the Stocks

NOAA Fisheries recently released the Status of the Stocks 2017 report. This report is an annual update to Congress on the condition of managed fisheries in the United States and provides the opportunity to reflect on the year’s progress as well as identify opportunities for improvement. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, new studies discuss impacts of climate change on Gulf of Maine fisheries; Massachusetts lifts ban on Cape Cod Bay lobster traps; Massachusetts and Rhode Island select new offshore wind projects; and NOAA releases 2017 Status of the Stocks report. … More Info »

Comment Opportunity: Help Improve Management for Atlantic Herring

Atlantic herring are an important forage fish in New England, serving as a food source for many larger fish, whales, and seabirds. It’s time we manage herring for the role the play in the ocean ecosystem. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, CLF challenges NMFS habitat protection plan; Massachusetts lobster season on hold; bigger fish have more babies; New England haddock, pollock, and redfish get MSC certification; New Bedford fishing companies, manager, and vessel captain fined for oil pollution; and an environmentalist seeks emergency injunction against vertical lobster trap lines. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC announces public hearings for Atlantic Herring Amendment 8; Maine Senators push for more research into warming of the Gulf of Maine; NOAA Fisheries closes Northern Gulf of Maine scallop area to some permit holders; New England Senators threaten trade action against Canada over right whale protections; feds assessing health of scallops in the Atlantic; and new groundfish quotas expected to rake in additional $9 million. … More Info »