Tagged Atlantic herring

Make Your Voice Heard – Three Opportunities For Public Comment

NOAA Fisheries is currently seeking public comment on three management actions developed by the New England Fishery Management Council. For those interested in submitting feedback to the agency, we quickly breakdown each of these proposed actions as comment deadlines are fast approaching. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, October is National Seafood Month; the Gulf of Maine cod recreational fishery closes; Rafael’s scallop vessels will stay in New Bedford; NEFMC initiates action to protect herring offshore spawning areas; registration is open for New England recreational fishing workshops; scientists blast Maine lobstermen’s whale safety stance; and the Mass DMF director is retiring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In the week’s Fish Talk in the News, baby lobster numbers spell trouble for the population; NEFMC is seeking feedback and applications; spate of right whale deaths has almost wiped out recent population gains; and NOAA Fisheries asks groundfish fishermen to take their survey. … More Info »

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 »