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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC disappoints fishermen and environmentalists with menhaden vote; researchers conduct an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts; Deepwater Wind may fund UMass offshore wind and fishing study; ASMFC schedules hearings about changes to its lobster management plan; Maine Supreme Judicial court hears oral arguments in rockweed case; NOAA Fisheries considers expanding its sea turtle protection program; and Maine reassess its shellfish monitoring procedures. … More Info »

An Opportunity to Build Stronger, Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the federal law governing nation’s fisheries, is up for reauthorization in Congress. The MSA has worked in rebuilding fish populations; now, it should be strengthened to ensure we’re able to save and restore still-struggling species like the iconic Atlantic cod – before it’s too late.  … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 10

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Cape Cod towns support a buffer zone for midwater trawlers; the Codfather reports to prison; enviro groups and fishermen advocate for menhaden management; and Atlantic bluefin tuna quota is controversial. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its annual Fisheries of the United States report; the federal government files and appeal regarding forfeiture of Carlos Rafael’s permits; NEFMC undertakes an independent review to assess past performance and solicit suggestions for improvement; Atlantic sturgeon population slowly improves; and Cape Cod fishermen have high hopes for halibut. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, little hope in the latest cod evaluations; artificial intelligence for fisheries monitoring; 200 scientists urge Congress to protect key U.S. fisheries law; and NOAA Fisheries recommends actions to help right whales. … More Info »

National Seafood Month: Chef Bun Lai Pioneers Sustainable Sushi

Bun Lai is the James Beard-nominated chef of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, CT. Miya’s is known for being the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. To celebrate National Seafood Month, Chef Bun Lai speaks about forging a new path, and why it’s important to think of the environment when choosing seafood.  … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, a popular species of New England flounder is overfished; Maine’s mussel harvest in 2016 was the worst in 40 years; ASMFC wants better data about the New England lobster fishery; feds stake their claim on four of Rafael’s vessels; and researchers conduct a longline survey in the Gulf of Maine. … More Info »

Judge Orders the Codfather to Forfeit Vessels and Permits

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Young issued a decision ordering the forfeiture of four vessels and 34 groundfish permits belonging to Carlos Rafael, the Codfather. The total appraised value of the forfeiture is approximately $2.25 million. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather must forfeit four vessels and 34 permits; a Maine fisherman tries farming; U.S. House committee advances bill to limit the Antiquities Act; U.S. Department of Commerce knowingly allowed overfishing; and Maine lobster catch is on track to hit lowest value this decade. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries is collecting comments on the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2; the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear fishing monitor case; Canastra brothers offering $93 million for Rafael fleet; NEFMC unanimously reelects Chair and Vice Chair; and conservationists plan to sue over right whale deaths. … More Info »