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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new study on the effects of different bottom-trawling techniques; court documents suggest Carlos Rafael may sell all of his permits; oyster farming booms along Maine’s coast; and river herring make a dramatic comeback. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a beloved whale rescuer is killed in Canada; John Bullard announces his retirement; and the nation’s highest court is asked to take up New England’s monitoring lawsuit. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 7

This week in Fish Talk in the News, a US House committee approves funding for the National Sea Grant program in the Gulf of Maine; the National Marine Fisheries Service will begin to review the status of Atlantic salmon; and the comment period about seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean gets extended until July 21st. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 30

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, new appointments to fishery councils are announced; NEFMC writes a letter about seismic testing; New England’s marine monument should be preserved; NEFMC explores new ways to monitor the groundfish fishery; many weigh in on the fate of the Codfather’s groundfish permits; and a study shows that locally caught groundfish stay in New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 23

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Chris Oliver is appointed to lead NOAA Fisheries; NEFMC votes to protect some Atlantic corals; thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Maine; and NOAA Fisheries announces ASM reimbursement rate for the groundfish fishery. … More Info »

John Bullard Condemns the Status Quo as NEFMC Prepares to Discuss Groundfish Monitoring

The New England Fishery Management Council completed the scoping process for Amendment 23 and will now move forward with discussions about how to change the monitoring program for New England’s groundfish fishery. Although commenters disagreed about the particulars, there is a general consensus that the current monitoring system is not working. The NOAA Regional Administrator agrees. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 16

In this edition of fish talk in the news, the Secretary of the Interior visits New England; the alleged biggest eel smuggler on the east coast is arrested; NOAA recommends $1.5 million for research grants in the Gulf of Maine; and rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are affecting fisherman. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will begin to survey scallops in the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area; a joint USA-Canada research expedition was launched in the Gulf of Maine, and a bill to secretly put tracking devices on lobster boats was passed in the Maine Senate … More Info »

On World Oceans Day, Help Defend New England’s National Monuments!

This year’s World Oceans Day is more important than ever as some of our most treasured ocean areas (as well as land areas) are under attack. President Trump has ordered a review of 27 national monuments around the United States – including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – and has expressed a desire to reverse the hard-earned protections for these monuments. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is another New England treasure that is also under threat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, MA Senate’s proposed 2018 budget includes $185K for cod survey; scientists expect some decline in lobster numbers; and NEFMC seeks voice in marine monument review. … More Info »