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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Gulf of Maine has its third-warmest year; New Bedford is the most valuable port in the U.S.; NOAA reports 76 whales snared by fishing gear; NEFMC votes against limiting access to whiting fishery; the first major U.S. offshore wind farm is in jeopardy of being blocked; and a planned salmon farm raises hopes and fears in Maine. … More Info »

Updates from the NE Fishery Management Council Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council met in Newport, RI last week for its regular December meeting. Some important discussions focused on the Clam Dredge Framework, Atlantic herring, and Council 2019 priorities. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets next week in Newport, RI; Judge Young issues a final forfeiture order in the Carlos Rafael case; scientists use a new simulator to study whale entanglements; and the Trump Administration advances seismic surveys for oil in the Atlantic. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, there will be no northern shrimp fishery for three more years; a new speed restriction zone is designated to protect right whales; and Maine’s scallop season is set to start for the winter. … More Info »

Visualizing Fisheries Management with the Northeast Ocean Data Portal

With Thanksgiving upon us, here at Talking Fish, we were thinking about what we are thankful for when it comes to fisheries management in New England. This year, one thing we’re thankful for are the continued efforts to make fisheries management decisions more accessible to stakeholders through the use of the Northeast Ocean Data Portal. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen launch campaign to protect Portland working waterfront; Vineyard Wind seeks fishermen opinions for offshore wind studies; New England’s Fishermen and the challenges of climate change; and scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming. … More Info »

Winter is coming – but the oceans are heating up

As folks in New England start to settle in for the winter months, our underwater creatures are in for a whole other experience: rapid ocean warming. We have known for a few years now that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s ocean, but what may feel like old news is still very relevant to our marine life and coastal communities. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, residents claim ownership on Spinney Creek in attempt to stop aquaculture expansion; startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans; researchers try to design a lifejacket for lobstermen; scientists address myths and misinformation about seals; a day-long dialogue between fishing and wind industries nets some progress; and WCAI reports on the importance of Atlantic salmon in New England. … More Info »

Happy Halloween!

Everyday could be Halloween in the ocean with animals like the goblin shark and vampire squid swimming around. Even New England has its fair share of spooky ocean dwellers. Here are some of our favorites. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC seeks a contractor for its Groundfish Catch Share Program Review; regulators move to protect lobster fishery from exotic bait; a NH captain pleads guilty to falsifying fishing logs; NEFMC reopens Whiting Amendment 22 comment period; and the Trump Administration will hold a Massachusetts offshore wind auction. … More Info »