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Dear Mr. President

As we ponder last week’s tragic news about the declining status of North Atlantic right whales, we are heartened by this letter written by Regina Asmutis-Silvia, the Executive Director of Whale and Dolphin Conservation, to the next President of the United States.  Her positive messaging describes the many ways that the President can protect marine mammals for their own benefit, for the ecosystem  benefits they provide to us all, and for the fishermen and women whose livelihoods depend upon a healthy marine environment. … More Info »

Trump Guts Protections for Atlantic Marine Monument – That’s Illegal

On this World Oceans Day, we share with you a blog from Conservation Law Foundation denouncing the Trump Administration’s decision to reopen the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument to commercial fishing. The following is authored by Priscilla Brooks, CLF’s Vice President and Director of Ocean Conservation. … More Info »

Reminder: Please Take Our Survey

A friendly reminder to please provide your feedback on Talking Fish. … More Info »

Supporting Local Seafood During and After COVID-19

These are unprecedented times, and we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. Among all of us trying to adapt our lives and livelihoods during the time of COVID-19 are New England’s fishermen. … More Info »

We Want Your Feedback

Please take our survey. We want to better understand how you use Talking Fish and how we can improve. … More Info »

NOAA Fisheries Releases Fishery Stats Yearbook

NOAA Fisheries recently released its Fisheries of the United States, 2018 report, an annual “yearbook” of fishery statistics. According to the agency, the report “provides a snapshot of data, primarily at the national level, on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fisheries landings and value.” … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a RI judge rules that oysters qualify as form of livestock; Court upholds creation of the Atlantic’s marine national monument; ocean acidification threatens the U.S. economy; and lobstermen take a hard line against right whale protections. … More Info »

Top Stories from 2019

From North Atlantic right whales to ocean warming to Atlantic cod, 2019 was another busy year for fisheries in New England. Here are the year’s top five stories. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 27

In this Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management must accommodate climate change; EM projects across the U.S. are boosted by millions in grants; battle between oyster farmers and lobstermen headed to court; Omega Protein says it will cooperate on Chesapeake Bay menhaden cap; and the FDA can regulate genetically modified salmon. … More Info »

The Fate of Rafael’s Tainted Groundfish Fortune Still Up for Grabs

New England has been trying to move on from Carlos Rafael, but it has not been easy – especially when the fate of his groundfish vessels and permits are left undetermined. With just days left to close on what many assumed was a done deal to purchase Rafael’s groundfish fortune, the situation has again become uncertain and still problematic. … More Info »