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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC announces a pilot Codend Compliance Assistance Program; summer in the Gulf of Maine is getting longer and stronger; NOAA closes the shortfin squid fishery; and the Boston Globe asks is there something fishy in the quotas? … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, CLF submits a victim impact statement in Carlos Rafael case; 2017 Northeast groundfish operational assessment peer review meeting materials now available; GMRI receives over $1 million to study climate change impacts on New England fish; and repairs to the Henry Bigelow research vessel are delayed. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the wife of the Codfather wants half his fleet; lobstermen test new bait as hedge against herring price spikes; U.S. opens an investigation into the deaths of right whales; and over 300 pounds of striped bass seized from recreational fishermen. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 25

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Secretary Zinke recommends modifying ‘a handful’ of national monuments; members of MA House support putting Rafael’s forfeiture towards electronic monitoring; feds won’t respond to petition over payment of fish monitors; Maine fishermen and scientists join forces to save the local shrimp fishery; and a new apprentice program in commercial fishing completes a successful pilot project. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the latest on Carlos Rafael; the New Bedford stock assessment meeting erupts into a lively talk between NOAA and fishermen; the Boston Fish Pier gets historic place designation; NOAA Fisheries announces critical habitat designation for Atlantic sturgeon; and NOAA Fisheries announces an initiation of a status review for alewife and blueback herring under the Endangered Species Act. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC schedules 2017 groundfish assessment port meetings; the ocean’s fastest shark is being threatened by overfishing; marine reserves can help solve an important bycatch problem in fisheries; U.S. officials strike at illegal harvests of baby eels; charter boat owners see jump in cancellations as cod ban takes effect; and no new rules for the Southern New England lobster fishery. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 28

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Department of Commerce extends the public comment period on national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments; NOAA Fisheries announces new recreational cod and haddock measures; Georges Bank cod common pool fishery closed for Trimester 1; and NEFMC chairman will testify before Congress. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new study on the effects of different bottom-trawling techniques; court documents suggest Carlos Rafael may sell all of his permits; oyster farming booms along Maine’s coast; and river herring make a dramatic comeback. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a beloved whale rescuer is killed in Canada; John Bullard announces his retirement; and the nation’s highest court is asked to take up New England’s monitoring lawsuit. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 7

This week in Fish Talk in the News, a US House committee approves funding for the National Sea Grant program in the Gulf of Maine; the National Marine Fisheries Service will begin to review the status of Atlantic salmon; and the comment period about seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean gets extended until July 21st. … More Info »