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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups seek injunction on air gun blasting until lawsuit is decided; proposed laws allow CT fishermen to cast wider net; NOAA Fisheries publishes national bycatch report; ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has a big price tag; research depicts ocean acidification’s negative effects on fish skeletons; and the Maine Fishermen’s Forum opens next week. … More Info »

Good News for Right Whales

At least five new right whale calves have been born this year, but human activities still pose major threats to the population. The U.S. must implement effective protection measures. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NMFS approves four companies to provide groundfish at-sea monitoring services; Pentony gives post-shutdown update at the NEFMC meeting; Vineyard Wind gets more time to make a deal with Rhode Island fishermen; and the NEFMC discusses groundfish management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC meets in Portsmouth, NH next week; environmental groups and Vineyard wind sign pact to protect right whales; and you can grow shrimp in your backyard. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fish passage efforts result in big herring run in the Presumpscot; New England clammers seek to reverse Council decision to close parts of Nantucket Shoals; working waterfront advocates end petition drive to limit use of Portland piers; and offshore wind developers and east coast fishing industry seek to collaborate. … More Info »

Environmental Groups Call on Fishery Managers to Fix New England’s Failing Monitoring Program

Conservation Law Foundation and Environmental Defense Fund have challenged NOAA Fisheries, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the New England Fishery Management Council to properly manage the region’s ailing groundfish stocks. In a letter sent to the leaders of these agencies, CLF and EDF call for improvements to monitoring practices so that managers can make informed decisions. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, regional fishery management councils continue to operate during government shutdown; Massachusetts seeks to expand lobster processing; U.S. House Democrats file bills to stop offshore drilling and exploration; and Outer Cape Cod communities to partner on shark study. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, good news for right whales; RI legislators support New England’s marine national monument; a new marketing plan will pitch Maine’s soft-shell lobster to fishmongers; and the Modern Fish Act becomes law. … More Info »

A Look Back at 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the topics and top stories highlighted on Talking Fish this year. Per usual, it was quite the busy year for New England fisheries and ocean issues. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, scientists find a better way to make use of lobster shells; MA and RI Senators ask for fishermen’s input on offshore wind farms; Portland, ME enacts a 6-month ban on waterfront development; New England offshore wind lease auction fetches $405 million; and Congress passes the Modern Fish Act. … More Info »