Posted June 2018

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the U.S. imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year; the Department of Commerce announces regional council appointments; Canada conducts capelin study; changes in intensity and number of storms to hit fishing industry; and an environmental group plans lawsuit calling for ban on lobster ropes. … More Info »

To Rebuild Cod, We Must Stop Overfishing

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the global ocean. The Gulf of Maine cod population has plummeted to historic lows. Are the two connected? A new article in Nature says no. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump revokes the National Ocean Policy; H.R. 200 headed for House floor vote next week; fishermen urge regulators to establish 50-mile buffer zone for herring trawlers; new Chinese tariffs could affect Maine lobster market; Brewster plans commercial razor clam pilot program; and Maine renews Cooke license for 10-acre aquaculture site. … More Info »

Trump Administration Repeals National Ocean Policy

The Trump Administration repealed and replaced the National Ocean Policy this week, taking a major step backwards for the responsible stewardship of our ocean and ocean resources. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, legislators introduce bills to save right whales; NOAA grants $50M fisheries observer contract; NOAA eyes expanding reporting rules for lobstermen; two public hearings left for Atlantic herring Amendment 8; climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up; and claims by sustainable seafood dealer don’t pass the smell test. … More Info »

What is Localized Depletion and How Do We Address It?

The New England Fishery Management Council is considering a year-round “buffer zone” 50 miles from the coast that would ensure large industrial trawlers stay away from sensitive areas close to shore. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC June meeting is next week; Maine fishermen express support for increasing elver quota; clam harvesters eye clam farming; Maine lawmakers urge Trump to avoid taxes on China seafood imports; and RI recreational fishermen support changes to herring management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts Senate OK’s lobster processing bill; tourists cited for overfishing in New Bedford; conservation projects have let astounding numbers of alewives return to Maine rivers; a new tool helps fishermen avoid protected species; two clam flats reopen in Essex; and June is National Ocean Month. … More Info »