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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 »

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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA shares details of penalties applied to 17 former Rafael captains; feds auction Rafael’s vessels; decade-old effort to cut fishing gear waste expands; countries agree to protect sharks and rays; the EPA proposes to amend national marine diesel program; and a large algae bloom has been spotted of Maine’s coast. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen question settlement of convicted Codfather; FAO paper predicts impact of climate change on world’s fisheries and aquaculture; oyster theft puts damper on Sandwich aquaculture efforts; and NOAA seeks comments on lobster fishery control date. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, environmentalists weigh in on whale rules for lobster industry; Vineyard Wind renews commitment to offshore wind project despite delays; Codfather to pay $500K for dumping oily bilge; and July was the hottest month ever recorded. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, mercury levels in fish are on the rise; Atlantic mackerel is added to the overfished list; Maine fishermen should plan for accelerated ocean warming; and puffins thrive on Maine’s remote islands. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries announces public scoping meetings for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan; two percent of the world’s right whales have died in the last two months; changing climate boosts Maine lobster industry; NOAA Fisheries explores electronic reporting as a supplemental source of recreational fishing data; and seals on Cape Cod are more than just shark bait. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts set to permit more lobster processing in the state; scallop catch continues to be high; sharks have few places to hide from fishing; and New England joins Mid-Atlantic to require eVTRs. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NMFS approves groundfish catch limits for fishing year 2019; a new study maps out how the world’s fisheries are interconnected; dam removal beings on the Presumpscot River; and Belfast fish farm wins preliminary OK for key state permit. … More Info »