Posted May 2018

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 »