Tagged Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 10th

This week in Fish Talk in the News: U.S. district court demands stricter regulations for Atlantic river herring; a NOAA workshop on catch per unit effort and landings per unit effort; new low-interest loans for small-scale fishermen; congressional delegates express concern over menhaden stock assessments; sustainable seafood is also the healthiest seafood; sustainable Maine squid grow in popularity; the Out of the Blue program to promote underutilized local seafood wraps up; and the Maine lobster glut causes protests in Canada. … More Info »

Maine shrimp: From boom to bust

Maine or “Northern” Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) have been targeted by fishermen in the Gulf of Maine for generations and are the small, delicious shrimp that normally make their way to our appetizer or dinner plates for the holiday season. This year though, Maine shrimp will be much harder to come by as the fishing season has been shortened due to a decline in the population according to the most recent population assessment. … More Info »

Overfishing 101: A Small Fish With Big Problems

Anglers like me are often impressed with size. We seek out the largest fish, revel in stories about the “big one” that got away, and proudly display photos of our most impressive catches. But it’s a small, unassuming fish, the Atlantic menhaden, which forms the backbone of ecosystems and economies along the East Coast of the United States. Unfortunately, after decades of poorly regulated fishing, menhaden are in serious trouble. … More Info »

What happens to river herring in 2012?

Recently, we’ve posted a few pieces about river herring (a collective term for alewife and blueback herring) and some of the efforts to help this important fish upon which so much other wildlife depends as a critical source of food.  … More Info »

Fishermen and Conservationists Forced to Federal Courts for River Herring Help

Roger Fleming is an attorney with Earthjustice. Roger has been working in fisheries law in New England and Washington, D.C. since 2001. He is an expert on the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) and related ocean conservation laws.  He … More Info »

Growing concern for the status of river herring

Roger Fleming is an attorney with Earthjustice. Roger has been working in fisheries law in New England and Washington, D.C. since 2001. He is an expert on the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) and related fisheries laws. Alewife and … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 9

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 Talking Fish readers: Last week, … More Info »