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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, friends and foes praise retiring NOAA regional administrator; fishing is a deadly business, but many fishermen won’t wear life preservers; NOAA has $2.4 million available for bycatch reduction engineering program; and Town of Chatham approves upgrades to fish pier and deck. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, what’s fair in breaking up the empire of the Codfather; Mid-Atlantic Council discontinues development of squid buffer framework; divers recover missing crew from the Misty Blue; and NMFS announces SIMP to begin with an ‘informed compliance’ period. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, vessel traffic noise reduces communication ranges for Atlantic cod and haddock; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill advances in U.S. House; the North Atlantic right whale could become extinct; Maine to set up collaborative to research lobster fishery; and NOAA wants to fund more fish farming. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC approves Atlantic Herring Amendment 8 for public hearing; the search for a lost clam boat off Nantucket is put on hold; stress hormones sore in whales trapped by fishing lines; Maine scallopers are back on the water after a record 2016 season; the NEFMC sets 2018-2020 annual catch limits for groundfish stocks; and hope is dwindling for lobster south of Cape Cod. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, 2017 was a record year for puffin chicks in Maine; NOAA Fisheries shuts down Carlos Rafael’s fishing sector; new NOAA site aims to help fishing communities bounce back; federal regulators will keep Maine shrimp fishery closed in 2018; and Gloucester fishermen say that their voices are ignored in the Council process. … More Info »

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 »