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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House passes MSA reauthorization bill; RI denied seats on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; no right whale deaths in Canada; a new online source shows East Coast offshore wind projects; the UN predicts growth in world fish production; a pilot study says there is limited availability of local seafood in New England; and MA senators support right whale bill. … More Info »

H.R. 200 Hurts Fish and Fishermen

Yesterday, in a troubling vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, jeopardizing the future of sustainable fisheries and insulting the years of bipartisan, science-based efforts that have defined fisheries management in the United States. … More Info »

The Magnuson-Stevens Act: A Safety Net for the Future

Despite the success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, certain recreational and commercial fishing interests are now supporting legislation, H.R. 200, that would return us to a past they seem to have conveniently forgotten. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. Border Patrol rankles Canadian fishermen; New England Senators support lobster industry facing Chinese tariffs; Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to lead groundbreaking research effort; local lobsterman to test ropeless buoy equipment; seals return to local waters; and Maine lobster industry braces for looming bait shortage. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the U.S. imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year; the Department of Commerce announces regional council appointments; Canada conducts capelin study; changes in intensity and number of storms to hit fishing industry; and an environmental group plans lawsuit calling for ban on lobster ropes. … More Info »

To Rebuild Cod, We Must Stop Overfishing

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the global ocean. The Gulf of Maine cod population has plummeted to historic lows. Are the two connected? A new article in Nature says no. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump revokes the National Ocean Policy; H.R. 200 headed for House floor vote next week; fishermen urge regulators to establish 50-mile buffer zone for herring trawlers; new Chinese tariffs could affect Maine lobster market; Brewster plans commercial razor clam pilot program; and Maine renews Cooke license for 10-acre aquaculture site. … More Info »

Trump Administration Repeals National Ocean Policy

The Trump Administration repealed and replaced the National Ocean Policy this week, taking a major step backwards for the responsible stewardship of our ocean and ocean resources. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, legislators introduce bills to save right whales; NOAA grants $50M fisheries observer contract; NOAA eyes expanding reporting rules for lobstermen; two public hearings left for Atlantic herring Amendment 8; climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up; and claims by sustainable seafood dealer don’t pass the smell test. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC June meeting is next week; Maine fishermen express support for increasing elver quota; clam harvesters eye clam farming; Maine lawmakers urge Trump to avoid taxes on China seafood imports; and RI recreational fishermen support changes to herring management. … More Info »