Posted May 2019

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Atlantic scallop haul tops 60 millions pounds; lower herring catch could increase lobster prices; Maine’s salmon prognosis remains grim; and eggs that will hatch into genetically modified salmon arrive in the United States. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Vineyard Wind seeks proposals for whale detection technology; a new study on Cape Cod port profiles looks to aid commercial fishermen; bait shortage means a change for lobsters’ diet; and a pediatric physician group recommends children eat more seafood. … More Info »

Feds Propose New Management Measures for Gulf of Maine Cod Recreational Fishery

Recreational fishing is a favorite pastime for many New Englanders. Unfortunately, due to low population levels and concerns about catch limit overages, the recreational possession of New England’s most iconic fish – Atlantic cod – has been prohibited in the Gulf of Maine (federal waters) in recent years. For now, this prohibition is still in place, but NOAA Fisheries has proposed reopening the Gulf of Maine cod recreational fishery for the 2019 fishing year. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on proposed recreational management measure for cod and haddock; scientists link Gulf of Maine warming to decline in right whales’ food supply; Maine passes law to help sick lobstermen keep their licenses; NOAA implements new dogfish catch limits; and five types of seafood dominate New England seafood counters. … More Info »

A New Groundfish Season Brings More of the Same

The 2019 fishing year kicked off yesterday, May 1, for New England’s groundfish fishery. Given the federal government shutdown earlier this year, though, management changes – such as updated catch limits – that would typically come with a new fishing year will be slightly delayed. Unfortunately, a 15 percent catch limit increase for Georges Bank cod is still on the table. … More Info »