Tagged Atlantic herring

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, July 26

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new device is helping Maine fishermen avoid protected cod; lobstermen look for bait alternatives; NOAA grants $9 million for coastal habitat restoration projects; chefs cook up invasive green crabs; an undercover operation off Sandwich nets alleged striped bass poachers; federal prosecutors drop charges against bookkeeper for indicted fishing magnate; and Carlos Rafael buys more boats. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 22

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, UMass SMAST wins a patent on a 3-D counting system; Fishchoice.com releases a new Acadian redfish seafood guide; ASMFC extends Atlantic herring catch restrictions; the Herring River restoration project receives the state go-ahead; Larry the lobster is saved from becoming dinner; Senator Gillibrand proposes a new invasive species law; and Atlantic sturgeon spawn in the Connecticut River. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, July 19

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a Massachusetts state fisheries survey is underway in the Gulf of Maine; a federal appeals court rejects U.S. Navy sonar-use rules; Lisa Moore is diving into seaweed farming; ASMFC will host a conference call on Atlantic herring management area 1A; and Maine Lobster dives in Washington D.C. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine regulators intervene to mitigate shortage of lobster bait; NEFMC publishes its June/July Council Report; ugly snails once ignored by fishermen are now a prized catch; the UN warns that global fish production is approaching sustainable limit; NOAA Fisheries announces scallop closure; NEFSC will host a witch flounder outreach webinar; MARCO releases the Draft Regional Ocean Action Plan; and a fisherman spots an orca off Cape Cod. … More Info »

Proposed rule a certain mistake for river herring and shad

The proposed 2016-2018 management measures for the Atlantic herring fishery set catch limits for Atlantic herring and adjust limits, or “catch caps,” on the amount of allowable river herring and shad bycatch by the herring fleet. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, as well as the Atlantic herring fishery management plan, are clear in their requirements and goals on the need to minimize bycatch to the extent practicable; however, NOAA Fisheries preliminarily supports the NEFMC’s recommendation to increase the river herring and shad catch caps. This is a clear inconsistency with the law and management goals. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 24

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will reimburse a portion of at-sea monitoring costs; a trial date is set for Carlos Rafael; the EU asks Sweden to justify its claim that the American lobster is invasive; mercury findings prompt Maine to widen a fishing ban in Penobscot River estuary; NOAA Fisheries releases Draft Northeast Climate Science Action Plan; NOAA will post herring area 1A catches twice weekly; and Congress introduces the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NMFS announces proposed 2016-2018 Atlantic herring management measures; New England awaits the summer price drop for live lobsters; a Maine captain is accused of hiding $6,000 of scallops; elected officials send letters to the EU regarding the proposed lobster ban; Rep. Keating will file legislation to end a boundary dispute; and the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan expands the fisherman’s voice. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, May 10

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the ‘Codfather’ is indicted on 27 counts; misunderstood pollock may be the key to New England seafood’s future; NEFMC’s April/May newsletter is now available; about 80 percent of Maine’s elver quota is landed; New Hampshire proposes Atlantic herring rule changes; regulation change may keep Cape scallop fishermen in local waters; and ASMFC’s lobster board considers ideas to protect southern New England lobsters. … More Info »

Inaction on Herring Amounts to Action in the Wrong Direction

At this week’s New England Fishery Management Council meeting, the Atlantic Herring Committee will report on Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 8 focuses on long-term harvest strategies for Atlantic herring, including an “acceptable biological catch” control rule that explicitly accounts for herring’s role in the ecosystem, as well as measures to address localized depletion. Upon review of the Herring Committee’s recent investigations, the Council must take concrete action to prevent further inshore resource declines while scientific analysis on the impacts of localized depletion continues. … More Info »

Atlantic Herring Management is Flawed; Here’s How to Improve it

Herring are also one of the most heavily fished species in U.S. Atlantic waters. Much of this fishing is done by industrial-sized ships known as midwater trawlers. The huge scale of fishing effort has created a challenge for the fisheries managers working to ensure that the herring population remains healthy enough to support fishing over the long term and that enough herring are available to feed the many animals that depend on them. … More Info »