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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, CLF challenges NMFS habitat protection plan; Massachusetts lobster season on hold; bigger fish have more babies; New England haddock, pollock, and redfish get MSC certification; New Bedford fishing companies, manager, and vessel captain fined for oil pollution; and an environmentalist seeks emergency injunction against vertical lobster trap lines. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC announces public hearings for Atlantic Herring Amendment 8; Maine Senators push for more research into warming of the Gulf of Maine; NOAA Fisheries closes Northern Gulf of Maine scallop area to some permit holders; New England Senators threaten trade action against Canada over right whale protections; feds assessing health of scallops in the Atlantic; and new groundfish quotas expected to rake in additional $9 million. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 27, 2018

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, record annual algae bloom in Narragansett Bay; recent shortage has lobster prices soaring; charter boat caught with illegal Gulf of Maine cod; NOAA Fisheries finalizes plan for record scallop year; Rhode Island finalizes the RI Commercial Fisheries Blueprint for Resilience; and NH fisheries specialist says yes to green crabs on the menu. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC wants to approve Sector XII and Sector IX operations plans; right whale researchers attempt to disentangle Kleenex on Stellwagen Bank; Trump Administration files motion to dismiss fishermen’s lawsuit; matching grants being offered for New England groundfish projects; basking sharks gather by the hundreds in Southern New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine DMR receives a grant to study lobster gear and right whales; NEFMC meets next week in Connecticut; Bay State Wind offers $2 million in environmental research grants; researchers see a slight uptick in lobster shell disease off Maine; and Maine is ready to close shellfish areas at first sign of toxins. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, new habitat management measures become effective next week; Maine lobster industry buoyed by higher menhaden quota; right whale breeding season ends without calves; John Bullard says the lobster industry must lead on right whales; river herring are running early in Gloucester; and a local non-profit trains fishermen in survival and safety. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA seeks comments on groundfish catch limits; Carlos Rafael vessels move out of Sector IX; fishermen’s lawsuit against New England’s marine national monument moves ahead; and baby lobster decline may be linked to low food source. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the government spending bill includes funding for at-sea monitoring and groundfish research; NMFS says red hake are overfished; scallop prices are expected to drop; U.S. Commerce Secretary wants to reduce the seafood trade deficit; and some New England fishermen express opposition to offshore wind. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, herring fishing will be limited off the east coast; planned lobster processing facility could be U.S. game changer; Chris Oliver asserts ‘business-minded’ stance at 2018 seafood show; South Portland seeking input on pier redevelopment plan; and Cousins Maine Lobster tells how they did it in a new book. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC program review meeting is next week; black sea bass shows promise for Martha’s Vineyard fishermen; scientists want to know why baby lobsters are in decline; lobster catch declines in Massachusetts; and a Boston-based company rolls out the first cloud-based traceability technology for Massachusetts fisheries. … More Info »