Tagged Amendment 16

Senate Field Hearing on Groundfish Management this Morning

This morning at 9 a.m. at the State House in Boston, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a field hearing on the first year of implementation of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery … More Info »

Breaking a System That Isn’t Broken?

Ken Stump is Policy Director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network. Not so long ago, New England’s historic groundfish fisheries were the poster child for chronic overfishing. Today, the region’s fisheries are becoming a good news story for the first … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, August 18

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest Talking Fish readers: Rip Cunningham, … More Info »

Federal judge puts an end to judicial fishing season for Amendment 16

Federal Judge Rya Zobel was talking fish recently when she declared an end to the judicial fishing season for Amendment 16, terminating the two suits brought by the Cities of New Bedford and Gloucester and a variety of commercial fishing … More Info »

Year One: How Did Sectors Do?

When the most recent changes to fishing management for the cod, haddock and flounder we love to eat were being finalized in New England during the fall of 2009, things did not look so good: 80 percent of these groundfish … More Info »

A Quick Look at the Implementation and Impacts of Amendment 16

On May 1, 2010, sweeping changes were implemented in the New England groundfish fishery, the biggest change in New England fishing since the federal Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)was first passed in 1976. “Amendment 16,” which went into effect on the first … More Info »