Posted August 2019

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA shares details of penalties applied to 17 former Rafael captains; feds auction Rafael’s vessels; decade-old effort to cut fishing gear waste expands; countries agree to protect sharks and rays; the EPA proposes to amend national marine diesel program; and a large algae bloom has been spotted of Maine’s coast. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen question settlement of convicted Codfather; FAO paper predicts impact of climate change on world’s fisheries and aquaculture; oyster theft puts damper on Sandwich aquaculture efforts; and NOAA seeks comments on lobster fishery control date. … More Info »

Extinction Underwater: The Endangerment of Marine Biodiversity

We’ve established a relentless demand on the world’s natural resources. This demand has accelerated the rate of extinction for wildlife to unprecedented levels, and it continues to degrade our natural surroundings and threaten the environment as we know it. For the ocean, the consequences are devastating, and the resulting harm could be irreparable. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, environmentalists weigh in on whale rules for lobster industry; Vineyard Wind renews commitment to offshore wind project despite delays; Codfather to pay $500K for dumping oily bilge; and July was the hottest month ever recorded. … More Info »

Chasing Cod

CLF Senior Attorney Erica Fuller recently vacationed to Newfoundland with two goals in mind: (1) disconnect from work and enjoy the great outdoors and (2) kiss a cod. Unfortunately, the second goal would make the first nearly impossible as she learned more and more about the connections between cod’s story in Newfoundland and cod’s story in New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, mercury levels in fish are on the rise; Atlantic mackerel is added to the overfished list; Maine fishermen should plan for accelerated ocean warming; and puffins thrive on Maine’s remote islands. … More Info »

NMFS Receives Failing Grades on 2018 Status Report

NMFS recently released its 2018 Status of the Stocks report. While general progress is being made towards sustainable fisheries at the national level, fish stocks in New England and highly migratory species continue to struggle under poor management. It’s time for NMFS to take responsibility for both its successes and failures. … More Info »

The Cost of Delay in Fisheries Management

People tend to equate taking no action with doing no harm. Yet by taking no action when action is called for, fishery managers can do real harm to fish stocks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries announces public scoping meetings for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan; two percent of the world’s right whales have died in the last two months; changing climate boosts Maine lobster industry; NOAA Fisheries explores electronic reporting as a supplemental source of recreational fishing data; and seals on Cape Cod are more than just shark bait. … More Info »