Posted June 2019

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Wholes Foods’ seafood plant is closing in Gloucester; a new stock assessment process is underway in the Northeast; climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina; and NOAA announces determination not to list alewife and blueback herring under the Endangered Species Act. … More Info »

How Right Whale Poop Plays an Essential Role in the Ocean Ecosystem

North Atlantic right whales are an iconic New England species that attract tourists and locals alike to the ocean, hoping to catch a glimpse. Research has indicated that North Atlantic right whales also play a key role in marine ecosystems in an unexpected way. Ironically, these whales might just be most important during their least attractive moments: when they poop. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC recommends further cuts to Atlantic herring quota; efforts are underway to make catch and release safer for sharks; and the Maine delegation urges aid for members of lobster industry affected by trade war. … More Info »

New CAP Report Discusses Fisheries Benefits of MPAs

The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report titled, “How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean Ecosystems.” In the report, the authors discuss the need to protect specific areas and habitats as our ocean waters warm due to climate change and as new technologies provide increasing access to the ocean. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. House passes two bill to address ocean acidification; FDA finds “forever chemicals” in grocery-store seafood; Maine baby eel harvest value tops $20 million; and the NEFMC meets in Portland, ME next week. … More Info »