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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC allows lobster fishing in Gulf of Maine coral canyons; a federal court denies Goethel’s appeal; and NEFMC moves to change scallop rules. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, troubled waters and heartfelt stories in ‘Sacred Cod’; endangered whales visit Cape Cod; New Bedford worries about what happens to the Codfather’s fishing permits; and NEFMC meets in Connecticut next week. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a milestone in the war over the true state of cod; the dwindling cod population in Massachusetts is no fluke; two right whale calves spotted in Cape Cod Bay; a message from John Bullard about electronic monitoring; and a plan to fix New England’s shrimp fishery heads to the public. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 31

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups want to join a lawsuit to save New England’s marine monument; the Codfather pleads guilty; NOAA Fisheries announces at-sea monitoring 2017 coverage levels for groundfish sector fishery; and the Boston Fish Pier could soon gain national historic designation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC releases it 2016 annual report; industry and regulators back a plan for a baby eel lottery system in Maine; fishermen air concerns about a floating wind turbine test site off Monhegan; a Maine lobster union says its recent purchase will keep profits with fishermen; mariners are asked to take caution of right whales; and the thorny skate will not be added to the Endangered Species list. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 24

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the 42nd Maine Fishermen’s Forum is next week; some Maine lobstermen oppose increases in license fees; researchers use new technique to determine a lobster’s age; fishermen are at odds over the impact of Trump’s executive order; Togue Brawn knows Maine scallops are better; Nantucket fishermen implore the state to protect squid; a scallops scuffle pits small boats against big; and proposed policies could make American overfished again. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, North Atlantic right whale births decline; the Massachusetts conch fishery is under stress; ASMFC schedules southern New England lobster hearings; 90 percent of the fish used for fishmeal could be used to feed humans; Portland, ME will host an international lobster conference in June; Nantucket Sound is the location of the most fatal sea turtle entanglements; lawsuit over fishing monitors goes to Court of Appeals; and NEFMC seeks comments to guide groundfish monitoring amendment. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 10

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center unearths unusual catches; NEFMC hosts coral workshops; are seaweed gardens the answer to carbon acidity?; Maine DMR sets scallop closures; study specifies benefits of shellfish in Cape water quality plans; and ASMFC sets crab bycatch rule. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, value of Maine lobster exports to China on pace to triple for 2016; quota for elver could change in 2018; witch flounder catch limit doubles; Maine state representatives propose new lobster bills; Maine man tackles commercial fishing without a net; lobstermen question need for restrictions to help species; fishery managers seek to avoid another herring shortage; and New England’s effort to research declining shrimp is underway. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather’s trial is delayed; a new camera can help assess cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine; NEFMC selects preferred alternatives for the IFM Amendment; NEFMC moves forward on herring Amendment 8 and takes no action on Framework Adjustment 5; lobster blood could be the next best thing; and right whales return to Cape Cod. … More Info »