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Hey Maine- this fluke is for you!

Maine claims that right whales are not at risk in its waters, but sightings maps tell another story. Blog by Regina Asmutis-Silvia of Whale and Dolphin Conservation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, California Congressman announces listening tour for MSA reauthorization bill; Maine approves blackbelly rosefish approved as bait source for lobstermen; town and fishermen are concerned about delays at Chatham Fish Pier; and Vineyard Wind faces new delay. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In the week’s Fish Talk in the News, baby lobster numbers spell trouble for the population; NEFMC is seeking feedback and applications; spate of right whale deaths has almost wiped out recent population gains; and NOAA Fisheries asks groundfish fishermen to take their survey. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Wholes Foods’ seafood plant is closing in Gloucester; a new stock assessment process is underway in the Northeast; climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina; and NOAA announces determination not to list alewife and blueback herring under the Endangered Species Act. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC recommends further cuts to Atlantic herring quota; efforts are underway to make catch and release safer for sharks; and the Maine delegation urges aid for members of lobster industry affected by trade war. … More Info »

New CAP Report Discusses Fisheries Benefits of MPAs

The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report titled, “How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean Ecosystems.” In the report, the authors discuss the need to protect specific areas and habitats as our ocean waters warm due to climate change and as new technologies provide increasing access to the ocean. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. House passes two bill to address ocean acidification; FDA finds “forever chemicals” in grocery-store seafood; Maine baby eel harvest value tops $20 million; and the NEFMC meets in Portland, ME next week. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Atlantic scallop haul tops 60 millions pounds; lower herring catch could increase lobster prices; Maine’s salmon prognosis remains grim; and eggs that will hatch into genetically modified salmon arrive in the United States. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Vineyard Wind seeks proposals for whale detection technology; a new study on Cape Cod port profiles looks to aid commercial fishermen; bait shortage means a change for lobsters’ diet; and a pediatric physician group recommends children eat more seafood. … More Info »

Feds Propose New Management Measures for Gulf of Maine Cod Recreational Fishery

Recreational fishing is a favorite pastime for many New Englanders. Unfortunately, due to low population levels and concerns about catch limit overages, the recreational possession of New England’s most iconic fish – Atlantic cod – has been prohibited in the Gulf of Maine (federal waters) in recent years. For now, this prohibition is still in place, but NOAA Fisheries has proposed reopening the Gulf of Maine cod recreational fishery for the 2019 fishing year. … More Info »