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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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishing companies fined $1M for dumping oil into New Bedford harbor; Portland dealer sells fish the helps the fisheries and the fishermen; underwater pile driving noise causes alarm response in squid; and researchers spot the first right whale calf of the season. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Warren releases “Blue New Deal” to help ailing oceans; Atlantic halibut is the subject of NOAA research; NEFMC recommends new scallop catch numbers; feds limit the herring fishery; and NOAA concludes 2019 northeast fall ecosystem monitoring. … More Info »

Highlights from December NEFMC Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council convened in Newport, RI last week for its annual December meeting. Here are some selected highlights. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, warming waters spell more bad new for New England shrimp; kelp forests are vanishing from the southern Gulf of Maine; New England offshore wind leaseholders submit joint proposal for uniform turbine layout; tracking New Bedford scallops from ocean to plate with blockchain; and a study documents ‘chronic social disruption’ plaguing New England fishing communities. … More Info »