Tagged Atlantic herring

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC recommends further cuts to Atlantic herring quota; efforts are underway to make catch and release safer for sharks; and the Maine delegation urges aid for members of lobster industry affected by trade war. … More Info »

NOAA Fisheries Reverses Course On Herring Catch In 2019

In a pleasant surprise, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule today that lowers the catch limits of Atlantic herring in 2019, specifically to account for its role in the ecosystem. Catch limits were expected to be reduced to prevent overfishing, but the size of this reduction was a surprise because the agency had originally proposed limits back in November that were almost 30 percent higher than recommendations from the New England Fishery Management Council and its scientific advisors. … More Info »

A Look Back at 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at the topics and top stories highlighted on Talking Fish this year. Per usual, it was quite the busy year for New England fisheries and ocean issues. … More Info »

Updates from the NE Fishery Management Council Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council met in Newport, RI last week for its regular December meeting. Some important discussions focused on the Clam Dredge Framework, Atlantic herring, and Council 2019 priorities. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, feds say few commercial groundfish trips are monitored; NOAA issues new civil penalties in the Codfather case; a judge says NOAA cannot regulate fish farming; NEFSC releases new report on right whales; New England fishery managers scale back herring catch; and a Maine restaurant’s plan to mellow lobsters goes up in smoke. … More Info »

A Forward-Thinking Vote for Atlantic Herring and the Ocean Ecosystem

Atlantic herring are swimming victory laps today. Just yesterday, the New England Fishery Management Council passed Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, a landmark decision that should be commended. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC meets in Plymouth, MA next week; discovery of immature lobsters in deep Downeast Maine waters may be good news for industry; Maine is sending more lobsters to Canada; and a Maine lobster pound sedates lobsters with marijuana before cooking. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a national survey shows ocean and coastal recreation is big business; New England herring fishing to be limited in September; lobster exports to China tank in first month of tariffs; and New Bedford revives push to seize Northeast Fisheries Science Center. … More Info »

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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, stricter federal quotas set for Atlantic herring catch; New England shrimp industry still looks bad amid shutdown; a Codfather-vessel captain admits to hindering a Coast Guard inspection; rescuers disentangle a 600-pound sea turtle; and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange is shut down. … More Info »