Posted October 2019

Ghouls, Goblins, and Garbage: Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments

Halloween is for dressing up, carving pumpkins, and eating spooky amounts of candy. Unfortunately, lots of candy means lots of unrecyclable wrappers, and lots of unrecyclable wrappers contribute to the 17.6 billion pounds of plastic that enter our oceans annually. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Rep. Cunningham introduces the Climate-Ready Fisheries Act of 2019; another outside crab species turns up in Maine waters; Cape shark study finds ‘no silver bullet solutions’; a UMass Amherst study looks at ‘name bias’ in seafood; and Maine proposes a right whale protection plan. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, overfished cod are not on target to rebuild by 2024; 15,000 Atlantic salmon will be put into the Penobscot River over the next three years; overfishing of Atlantic striped bass prompts action; and lobsters and fish fall victim to low oxygen levels in Cape Cod Bay. … More Info »

Make Your Voice Heard – Three Opportunities For Public Comment

NOAA Fisheries is currently seeking public comment on three management actions developed by the New England Fishery Management Council. For those interested in submitting feedback to the agency, we quickly breakdown each of these proposed actions as comment deadlines are fast approaching. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, October is National Seafood Month; the Gulf of Maine cod recreational fishery closes; Rafael’s scallop vessels will stay in New Bedford; NEFMC initiates action to protect herring offshore spawning areas; registration is open for New England recreational fishing workshops; scientists blast Maine lobstermen’s whale safety stance; and the Mass DMF director is retiring. … More Info »

The “Other” Global Ocean Problem: Ocean Acidification in New England

Ocean acidification (OA) poses very serious biological and economic threats to marine ecosystems around the world. In this blog, we explain the science behind this pervasive ocean problem and why it’s a challenge for New England’s waters. … More Info »