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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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. Border Patrol rankles Canadian fishermen; New England Senators support lobster industry facing Chinese tariffs; Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to lead groundbreaking research effort; local lobsterman to test ropeless buoy equipment; seals return to local waters; and Maine lobster industry braces for looming bait shortage. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the U.S. imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year; the Department of Commerce announces regional council appointments; Canada conducts capelin study; changes in intensity and number of storms to hit fishing industry; and an environmental group plans lawsuit calling for ban on lobster ropes. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump revokes the National Ocean Policy; H.R. 200 headed for House floor vote next week; fishermen urge regulators to establish 50-mile buffer zone for herring trawlers; new Chinese tariffs could affect Maine lobster market; Brewster plans commercial razor clam pilot program; and Maine renews Cooke license for 10-acre aquaculture site. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, legislators introduce bills to save right whales; NOAA grants $50M fisheries observer contract; NOAA eyes expanding reporting rules for lobstermen; two public hearings left for Atlantic herring Amendment 8; climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up; and claims by sustainable seafood dealer don’t pass the smell test. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC June meeting is next week; Maine fishermen express support for increasing elver quota; clam harvesters eye clam farming; Maine lawmakers urge Trump to avoid taxes on China seafood imports; and RI recreational fishermen support changes to herring management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts Senate OK’s lobster processing bill; tourists cited for overfishing in New Bedford; conservation projects have let astounding numbers of alewives return to Maine rivers; a new tool helps fishermen avoid protected species; two clam flats reopen in Essex; and June is National Ocean Month. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, new studies discuss impacts of climate change on Gulf of Maine fisheries; Massachusetts lifts ban on Cape Cod Bay lobster traps; Massachusetts and Rhode Island select new offshore wind projects; and NOAA releases 2017 Status of the Stocks report. … More Info »

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 »