Tagged Atlantic cod

Atlantic Herring Deserve Protection Along New England’s Coast

Atlantic herring are vital to coastal ecosystems on the East Coast as prey for a wide variety of marine wildlife. This September, the New England Fishery Management Council will decide how to protect herring in coastal waters from intensive industrial fishing, and how to change the way catch limits are calculated for this critical fish. The Council should vote to protect waters out to 50 miles from shore, and set catch limits that reflect herring’s value to the ecosystem. … More Info »

New England Fishery Council Considers a Clam Dredge Exemption

Whether on a warm summer evening or a frigid winter night, a good bowl of New England clam chowder always hits the spot. Unfortunately, the large scale clamming that goes into producing a bowl of clam chowder is one of the most destructive forms of fishing there is. And now, the clam industry in New England seems to be getting special treatment despite its impact on ocean habitat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine’s cod fishery had its worst year in 2017; a great white shark gets caught in a gillnet; Bay State Wind reconfigures proposed turbine layout; Deepwater Wind geologists examine seabed for wind turbines; CLF notifies NH Fish and Game of potential lawsuit; and regulators will not allow a harvest increase for Maine’s baby eel fishery. … More Info »

H.R. 200 Hurts Fish and Fishermen

Yesterday, in a troubling vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 200, jeopardizing the future of sustainable fisheries and insulting the years of bipartisan, science-based efforts that have defined fisheries management in the United States. … More Info »

To Rebuild Cod, We Must Stop Overfishing

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the global ocean. The Gulf of Maine cod population has plummeted to historic lows. Are the two connected? A new article in Nature says no. … More Info »

NOAA Reports on Status of the Stocks

NOAA Fisheries recently released the Status of the Stocks 2017 report. This report is an annual update to Congress on the condition of managed fisheries in the United States and provides the opportunity to reflect on the year’s progress as well as identify opportunities for improvement. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, new studies discuss impacts of climate change on Gulf of Maine fisheries; Massachusetts lifts ban on Cape Cod Bay lobster traps; Massachusetts and Rhode Island select new offshore wind projects; and NOAA releases 2017 Status of the Stocks report. … More Info »

Fishery Wasteland: How Fisheries Managers Turned a Critical Opportunity into More of the Same

After nearly 14 years since the New England Fishery Management Council first began its work on the Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2, NOAA Fisheries has released a proposed rule for the amendment. If approved, the rule would implement the Council’s habitat protection recommendations. Unfortunately, there is little in the proposed rule to show for the 14-year effort. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Hakai Magazine details the rise of the Codfather; Maine scallop fishermen will get an extra day; lobstermen brace for third year of fishing ban; a new net helps New England fishermen land fewer cod; and the seafood industry fights back against Obama’s fish fraud laws. … More Info »

Marine Scientist Follows Hot Fish as They Move to Cooler Waters

Warming oceans have fish on the move, and one man is in hot pursuit. That man, Rutgers University marine biologist Malin Pinsky, has tracked fish species all over North American waters to learn where they’re headed in search of cooler conditions. … More Info »