Posted September 2018

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC meets in Plymouth, MA next week; discovery of immature lobsters in deep Downeast Maine waters may be good news for industry; Maine is sending more lobsters to Canada; and a Maine lobster pound sedates lobsters with marijuana before cooking. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a national survey shows ocean and coastal recreation is big business; New England herring fishing to be limited in September; lobster exports to China tank in first month of tariffs; and New Bedford revives push to seize Northeast Fisheries Science Center. … More Info »

Celebrating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Happy Anniversary! This Saturday, September 15th, marks two years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, providing full and permanent protection for this remarkable ecosystem for generations to come. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Cape Ann Seafood Exchange reopens; NOAA declares seal die-off an ‘unusual mortality event’; Massachusetts raises fines for fishing poachers; local groups receive money to hunt green crabs; and the right whale spotted off Martha’s Vineyard likely died of entanglement. … More Info »

Atlantic Herring Deserve Protection Along New England’s Coast

Atlantic herring are vital to coastal ecosystems on the East Coast as prey for a wide variety of marine wildlife. This September, the New England Fishery Management Council will decide how to protect herring in coastal waters from intensive industrial fishing, and how to change the way catch limits are calculated for this critical fish. The Council should vote to protect waters out to 50 miles from shore, and set catch limits that reflect herring’s value to the ecosystem. … More Info »