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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 »

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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump officials drafted plans to eliminate New England’s marine monument; weekly landing limits for herring get an increase; Maine lobster prices hold steady despite trade concerns; College of the Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm; and the lobster industry may face higher trap prices. … More Info »

Use Gear Markings to Help Save North Atlantic Right Whales

It’s now or never to save North Atlantic right whales. In addition to reducing the number of traps and fixed gear in the water, one helpful step that NOAA fisheries can take right now is to expand gear markings in trap/pot fisheries. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, regulators allow banned fishermen to sell quota; Canadian officials search for entangled North Atlantic right whale; Deepwater Wind is committed to working with fishermen; NEFMC is collecting comments on proposed changes to the whiting fishery; and lobster license plate supports vital research. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House passes MSA reauthorization bill; RI denied seats on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; no right whale deaths in Canada; a new online source shows East Coast offshore wind projects; the UN predicts growth in world fish production; a pilot study says there is limited availability of local seafood in New England; and MA senators support right whale bill. … More Info »

The Magnuson-Stevens Act: A Safety Net for the Future

Despite the success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, certain recreational and commercial fishing interests are now supporting legislation, H.R. 200, that would return us to a past they seem to have conveniently forgotten. … More Info »