Tagged alewives

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, scallop vessel owners are fined for fishing in protected areas; ASMFC will study New England’s lobster stock; consumers pay more for Maine lobster; NEFSC’s director is retiring; ASMFC sets new rules for Jonah crabs; WCAI reports on efforts to reduce bycatch; Maine’s meaty scallop mollusks are likely to bring a strong scallop season; and Benton hosts its fifth annual Alewife Festival. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA announces National Habitat Policy; Maine sets new rules for recreational fishing; anglers catch large fish in Casco Bay fishing tournament; NOAA adjusts catch limits for NE groundfish sectors and common pool vessels; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy continues to study great white shark activity off Cape Cod; RI recreational fishing captain says stock assessments are important for fish and fishermen; alewives help restore ecosystem balance to lakes and rivers; and a letter to the editor calls for a full-time representative for Gloucester fishing interests. … More Info »

For World Fish Migration Day, Here Are Some Fish on the Go

Saturday is World Fish Migration Day, with events around the region to raise awareness about open rivers and migratory fish. To help you celebrate, here are a few videos and images of migrating fish and the people who move them. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the 2014 National Climate Assessment reports on climate impacts on oceans; the Massachusetts House moves to block an oyster farm in Mashpee; New Hampshire fishermen respond to NOAA reports on U.S. fisheries; river herring runs on the Cape grow stronger; Maine organizations seek volunteers to count alewives; Maine Fair Trade Lobster brings more lobster processing capacity to Maine; NOAA announces two Habitat Focus Areas; the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting a criminal investigation related to elver fishing. … More Info »

One Good Step for River Herring, Then a Stumble

There is ample science supporting measures that would prevent depleted river herring from being scooped up by the industrial trawlers targeting other fish such as Atlantic herring and mackerel. That’s why recent votes by federal and regional fisheries managers have been so frustrating. In the past month we’ve seen one good step forward followed by some serious stumbles. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study highlights the effects of climate change on plankton and cod; the opening of fishways on the St. Croix leads to optimism about alewives; members of industry and congress ask USDA for a Section 32 dogfish purchase; a lobster glut leads to low prices; the MA congressional delegation asks to meet with new Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; NEMFC looks for fishermen to join an electronic monitoring working group; the FAO points to insects as a potential aquaculture food source. … More Info »

Day of Celebration on the St. Croix

It’s not often you get the chance to celebrate such a clear victory for the environment as the return of the alewife to the St. Croix River watershed. As discussed in prior posts, a Maine law prohibiting alewives from accessing this fish ladder at the Grand Falls Dam was repealed this past May and for the first time in two decades, alewives are able to return to their spawning grounds upriver. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, ocean acidification will affect squid; puffins may be in trouble due to depleted herring populations; NOAA cancels furloughs; Maine celebrates the reopening of fishways on the St. Croix; Omega Protein will pay $5.5 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations; the Maine Legislature wants a $3.5 million bond to subsidize groundfish permit purchases; fourteen sea scallop research projects receive $12.5 million in grants. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Eric Schwaab is leaving NOAA; fisheries regulators ask fishermen not to take out frustration on at-sea observers; the ASMFC postpones a decision on the elver fishery; alewife counts in New England rivers are way up this year; a parasite may be affecting yellowtail flounder populations; Michael Conathan writes on fisheries and climate change; a local scientist testifies in a Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study focuses on fisheries and climate change; alewives return to the St. Croix River; stakeholders discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management; Canadian lobstermen again protest low prices; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings continue; the mayor of Gloucester publishes a plan for responding to the groundfishing crisis; a lucrative elver fishery is a symptom of struggling eel populations. … More Info »