Posted July 2018

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump officials drafted plans to eliminate New England’s marine monument; weekly landing limits for herring get an increase; Maine lobster prices hold steady despite trade concerns; College of the Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm; and the lobster industry may face higher trap prices. … More Info »

Use Gear Markings to Help Save North Atlantic Right Whales

It’s now or never to save North Atlantic right whales. In addition to reducing the number of traps and fixed gear in the water, one helpful step that NOAA fisheries can take right now is to expand gear markings in trap/pot fisheries. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, regulators allow banned fishermen to sell quota; Canadian officials search for entangled North Atlantic right whale; Deepwater Wind is committed to working with fishermen; NEFMC is collecting comments on proposed changes to the whiting fishery; and lobster license plate supports vital research. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House passes MSA reauthorization bill; RI denied seats on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; no right whale deaths in Canada; a new online source shows East Coast offshore wind projects; the UN predicts growth in world fish production; a pilot study says there is limited availability of local seafood in New England; and MA senators support right whale bill. … More Info »

H.R. 200 Hurts Fish and Fishermen

Yesterday, in a troubling vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, jeopardizing the future of sustainable fisheries and insulting the years of bipartisan, science-based efforts that have defined fisheries management in the United States. … More Info »

The Magnuson-Stevens Act: A Safety Net for the Future

Despite the success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, certain recreational and commercial fishing interests are now supporting legislation, H.R. 200, that would return us to a past they seem to have conveniently forgotten. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. Border Patrol rankles Canadian fishermen; New England Senators support lobster industry facing Chinese tariffs; Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to lead groundbreaking research effort; local lobsterman to test ropeless buoy equipment; seals return to local waters; and Maine lobster industry braces for looming bait shortage. … More Info »

Stars and Stripers

The American flag has seven red stripes with white in-between. Striped bass have seven black stripes with white in-between. Coincidence? I think not. … More Info »