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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC disappoints fishermen and environmentalists with menhaden vote; researchers conduct an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts; Deepwater Wind may fund UMass offshore wind and fishing study; ASMFC schedules hearings about changes to its lobster management plan; Maine Supreme Judicial court hears oral arguments in rockweed case; NOAA Fisheries considers expanding its sea turtle protection program; and Maine reassess its shellfish monitoring procedures. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 10

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Cape Cod towns support a buffer zone for midwater trawlers; the Codfather reports to prison; enviro groups and fishermen advocate for menhaden management; and Atlantic bluefin tuna quota is controversial. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its annual Fisheries of the United States report; the federal government files and appeal regarding forfeiture of Carlos Rafael’s permits; NEFMC undertakes an independent review to assess past performance and solicit suggestions for improvement; Atlantic sturgeon population slowly improves; and Cape Cod fishermen have high hopes for halibut. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, little hope in the latest cod evaluations; artificial intelligence for fisheries monitoring; 200 scientists urge Congress to protect key U.S. fisheries law; and NOAA Fisheries recommends actions to help right whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, a popular species of New England flounder is overfished; Maine’s mussel harvest in 2016 was the worst in 40 years; ASMFC wants better data about the New England lobster fishery; feds stake their claim on four of Rafael’s vessels; and researchers conduct a longline survey in the Gulf of Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather must forfeit four vessels and 34 permits; a Maine fisherman tries farming; U.S. House committee advances bill to limit the Antiquities Act; U.S. Department of Commerce knowingly allowed overfishing; and Maine lobster catch is on track to hit lowest value this decade. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries is collecting comments on the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2; the U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear fishing monitor case; Canastra brothers offering $93 million for Rafael fleet; NEFMC unanimously reelects Chair and Vice Chair; and conservationists plan to sue over right whale deaths. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 29

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the constitutionality of seizing Rafael’s permits; NEFMC demands enforcement against Rafael’s sector for overfishing; Magnuson-Stevens Act reforms are debated at House hearing; and Maine puffins are on the rebound. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 22

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker weighs in on Carlos Rafael sentencing; Interior Secretary Zinke recommends allowing commercial fishing in the first U.S. Atlantic monument; a new model confirms right whale population decline; NEFSC fall research cruises will continue with some modifications; and the NEFMC meets in Gloucester next week. … More Info »

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 »