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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fish passage efforts result in big herring run in the Presumpscot; New England clammers seek to reverse Council decision to close parts of Nantucket Shoals; working waterfront advocates end petition drive to limit use of Portland piers; and offshore wind developers and east coast fishing industry seek to collaborate. … More Info »

Environmental Groups Call on Fishery Managers to Fix New England’s Failing Monitoring Program

Conservation Law Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund have challenged NOAA Fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fishery Management Council to properly manage the region’s ailing groundfish stocks. In a letter sent to the leaders of these agencies, CLF and EDF call for improvements to monitoring practices so that managers can make informed decisions. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, regional fishery management councils continue to operate during government shutdown; Massachusetts seeks to expand lobster processing; U.S. House Democrats file bills to stop offshore drilling and exploration; and Outer Cape Cod communities to partner on shark study. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, good news for right whales; RI legislators support New England’s marine national monument; a new marketing plan will pitch Maine’s soft-shell lobster to fishmongers; and the Modern Fish Act becomes law. … More Info »

A Look Back at 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the topics and top stories highlighted on Talking Fish this year. Per usual, it was quite the busy year for New England fisheries and ocean issues. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, scientists find a better way to make use of lobster shells; MA and RI Senators ask for fishermen’s input on offshore wind farms; Portland, ME enacts a 6-month ban on waterfront development; New England offshore wind lease auction fetches $405 million; and Congress passes the Modern Fish Act. … More Info »

NOAA Releases Stats on U.S. Fishing

NOAA Fisheries released two reports last week on U.S. commercial and recreational fishing. The reports, though only snapshots, provide important insights into fisheries management in New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Gulf of Maine has its third-warmest year; New Bedford is the most valuable port in the U.S.; NOAA reports 76 whales snared by fishing gear; NEFMC votes against limiting access to whiting fishery; the first major U.S. offshore wind farm is in jeopardy of being blocked; and a planned salmon farm raises hopes and fears in Maine. … More Info »

Updates from the NE Fishery Management Council Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council met in Newport, RI last week for its regular December meeting. Some important discussions focused on the Clam Dredge Framework, Atlantic herring, and Council 2019 priorities. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week in Newport, RI; Judge Young issues a final forfeiture order in the Carlos Rafael case; scientists use a new simulator to study whale entanglements; and the Trump Administration advances seismic surveys for oil in the Atlantic. … More Info »