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Talkingfish.org isn’t just good at reporting and analyzing new information – we take on myths about the New England seafood industry. Did you think that fishery management was controlled by environmental interests? Or that scientists and fishermen can never see eye-to-eye? Think again – and read on.

Local Summer Fisheries – Striped Bass

This new series will focus on a different New England summer fishery each week. Each post will include information on each fish’s biology and behavior, management history, and current stock status, along with a recipe or two. This first post focuses on striped bass. … More Info »

Talking Fish by the Numbers

It’s been just over one year since we launched TalkingFish.org, and we’re proud of how far we’ve come in that time. In December, we wrote a year-end post pulling out our favorite blog posts of 2011. To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we thought we’d go with a different approach: TalkingFish.org by the numbers. … More Info »

New England Fishery Science is Top Notch

Jud Crawford is a science and policy manager for the Pew Environment Group Determining the past, present and future health of wild fish in the ocean is the complex task that scientists at New England’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center face … More Info »

Fisherman-Scientist Partnerships

This post is by Mr. Brian Smith and Dr. Jason Link, fishery biologists, and Mr. Frank Almeida, the Deputy Director with the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. Scientists often partner with fishermen to do … More Info »

Consolidation in the New England Groundfish Fishery is Not New: The 80-20 Rule

The first fishing year under the new sector management system came to a close last week, and while a detailed analysis of the social and economic effects of the new system has yet to be released, consolidation in the groundfish … More Info »

Do Special Interests Control Fisheries Management?

MYTH: The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is controlled by the environmental community. TRUTH: Fishing interests dominate the Council. Last week, a “Dear Colleague” letter and hearing request to the Committee on Natural Resources were sent out by The Honorable John … More Info »