Posted September 2019

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on proposed clam dredge exemptions; the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week; the Codfather is sitting on a $46 million deal for scallop vessels; MA lawmakers send letter urging real solutions to impacts of China trade tariffs; a tenth North Atlantic right whale death is confirmed; and the Gulf of Maine’s “normal” temperature is the new cool. … More Info »

Sea Surface Temperature Increases in the Gulf of Maine

The entire planet is heating up and has been for almost 200 years. Unfortunately, the ocean is no exception. In fact, in the Gulf of Maine, sea surface temperatures are increasing faster than almost any other ocean region. This blog unpacks the mechanics behind that trend and some of the specific challenges facing New England’s fisheries. … More Info »

Happy Anniversary to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts!

This Sunday, September 15th marks three years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – the first and only marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean. The monument provides full and permanent protection from human activities such as commercial fishing and oil and gas drilling. Without these threats, the marine life and habitats found within the monument’s boundaries – humpback whales, Atlantic puffins, countless shark and fish species, fragile deep-sea corals – can thrive.    … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC releases sneak peek of groundfish assessment peer review; Massachusetts AG calls on government leaders to protect right whales; it was a tough summer for Ipswich clams; and a $20 million grant was awarded to Maine institutes for DNA-based ocean monitoring. … More Info »