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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 23

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Chris Oliver is appointed to lead NOAA Fisheries; NEFMC votes to protect some Atlantic corals; thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Maine; and NOAA Fisheries announces ASM reimbursement rate for the groundfish fishery. … More Info »

John Bullard Condemns the Status Quo as NEFMC Prepares to Discuss Groundfish Monitoring

The New England Fishery Management Council completed the scoping process for Amendment 23 and will now move forward with discussions about how to change the monitoring program for New England’s groundfish fishery. Although commenters disagreed about the particulars, there is a general consensus that the current monitoring system is not working. The NOAA Regional Administrator agrees. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 16

In this edition of fish talk in the news, the Secretary of the Interior visits New England; the alleged biggest eel smuggler on the east coast is arrested; NOAA recommends $1.5 million for research grants in the Gulf of Maine; and rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine are affecting fisherman. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will begin to survey scallops in the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area; a joint USA-Canada research expedition was launched in the Gulf of Maine, and a bill to secretly put tracking devices on lobster boats was passed in the Maine Senate … More Info »

On World Oceans Day, Help Defend New England’s National Monuments!

This year’s World Oceans Day is more important than ever as some of our most treasured ocean areas (as well as land areas) are under attack. President Trump has ordered a review of 27 national monuments around the United States – including the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – and has expressed a desire to reverse the hard-earned protections for these monuments. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is another New England treasure that is also under threat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, MA Senate’s proposed 2018 budget includes $185K for cod survey; scientists expect some decline in lobster numbers; and NEFMC seeks voice in marine monument review. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 26

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather wins sentencing delay; the Gulf of Maine will become too warm for many key fish; invasive green crabs put the pinch on another clam harvest; and Maine lobstermen support an exemption from coral closed areas. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 19

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC hosts public hearings on the Deep-Sea Coral Amendment next week; the Fishermen’s Alliance launches a Pier to Plate program; RI fishermen test out electronic monitoring; and a Maine resident hopes to farm scallops in Penobscot Bay. … More Info »

Congressman Grijalva: More US Action Required on New England Fishery

This post is an opinion piece authored by Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva that was published in the Worcester Telegram. Congressman Grijalva is a Democrat from southern Arizona who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NMFS releases updated economics report; new rules are crafted to avert another lobster bait shortage; ASMFC moves forward with new lobster measures; kelp farming promises economic and ecological benefits; and get used to paying $20+ for a lobster roll. … More Info »