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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC meets in Plymouth, MA next week; discovery of immature lobsters in deep Downeast Maine waters may be good news for industry; Maine is sending more lobsters to Canada; and a Maine lobster pound sedates lobsters with marijuana before cooking. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a national survey shows ocean and coastal recreation is big business; New England herring fishing to be limited in September; lobster exports to China tank in first month of tariffs; and New Bedford revives push to seize Northeast Fisheries Science Center. … More Info »

Celebrating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Happy Anniversary! This Saturday, September 15th, marks two years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, providing full and permanent protection for this remarkable ecosystem for generations to come. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Cape Ann Seafood Exchange reopens; NOAA declares seal die-off an ‘unusual mortality event’; Massachusetts raises fines for fishing poachers; local groups receive money to hunt green crabs; and the right whale spotted off Martha’s Vineyard likely died of entanglement. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Aquarium receives a grant to test ropeless fishing gear; higher quotas for bluefin tuna spark controversy; lobstermen are asked to look out for tagged crustaceans; new study seeks to reveal the secrets of halibut; and waters off New England reach record ocean warmth. … More Info »

New England Fishery Council Considers a Clam Dredge Exemption

Whether on a warm summer evening or a frigid winter night, a good bowl of New England clam chowder always hits the spot. Unfortunately, the large scale clamming that goes into producing a bowl of clam chowder is one of the most destructive forms of fishing there is. And now, the clam industry in New England seems to be getting special treatment despite its impact on ocean habitat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, stricter federal quotas set for Atlantic herring catch; New England shrimp industry still looks bad amid shutdown; a Codfather-vessel captain admits to hindering a Coast Guard inspection; rescuers disentangle a 600-pound sea turtle; and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange is shut down. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries announces reimbursement for groundfish sector at-sea monitoring costs; Maine’s large pogy catch is good news for lobstermen; and NEFMC seeks feedback on research set-aside programs. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine’s cod fishery had its worst year in 2017; a great white shark gets caught in a gillnet; Bay State Wind reconfigures proposed turbine layout; Deepwater Wind geologists examine seabed for wind turbines; CLF notifies NH Fish and Game of potential lawsuit; and regulators will not allow a harvest increase for Maine’s baby eel fishery. … More Info »

No Economic Impact from Atlantic Monument Designation

Now that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument has been in place for nearly two years, we can show that the designation has had no economic impact on the commercial fishing industry. … More Info »