Tagged ASMFC

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 9th

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Hurricane Sandy lowers fish prices in New England; New Jersey fishermen push for a disaster declaration; the battle over menhaden catch limits continues; NEFMC sets a special meeting to discuss groundfish allocations and closed area access; NOAA holds a forum on groundfish science; and the mayor of New Bedford says fishermen have no confidence in stock assessments. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Hurricane Sandy hits the New England fishing industry; treatment plant shutdowns close shellfishing in some areas; John Tierney promises a renewed push for aid for fishermen; Sandy sparks a conversation on climate change; fishermen and environmental groups argue over conservation measures for menhaden. … More Info »

The Bottom Line: Historic Moment for Menhaden

By Lee Crockett of the Pew Environment Group. Menhaden numbers have plunged nearly 90 percent over the past 25 years, and the regulators responsible for their management will soon make a critical decision. In December, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) could finally help the depleted population recover by setting a coastwide, science- based annual catch limit. … More Info »

CLF lawsuit to protect alewives in Maine

Last week, CLF filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to overturn a Maine law that has prevented the alewife, a key forage fish, from accessing its native habitat in the St. Croix River in Maine. … More Info »

Jud Crawford on what recent menhaden decisions mean

We’ve asked Jud Crawford, science and policy manager for the Pew Environment Group (which, along with other environmental and fishing groups, as well as scientists, encouraged the Commission to adopt these new measures) to help us understand the significance of the decision and what it means for the future. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, November 10

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 TalkingFish.org readers: A group of … More Info »