Tagged bottom trawling

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobster go for $4 per pound; global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse; marine researchers defend deep-sea bottom trawling study; U.S. representatives meet with NOAA officials about at-sea monitoring; Douglas Christel named conduit to state and federal fishery officials; and three theories on why baby lobster populations are disappearing. … More Info »

Deep-Sea Corals: The French Connection

A new agreement in France to end bottom trawl fishing in deep waters could send ripples to this side of the pond, where fisheries managers and industry leaders are discussing ways to protect the fragile and fascinating deep-sea corals in American waters. … More Info »

A Conspiracy Afloat?

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair. There appears to be a conspiracy in our midst. Or so, some would think. Saving Seafood, “a 501(c)(6) association organized as a non-profit corporation funded by the fishing industry,” appears to have become rather discomposed by uncovering the fact that some people in New England believe that the practice of ripping up the ocean floor with heavy bottom trawling fishing gear might have deleterious effects on ocean fish and wildlife and the habitat that these species depend upon. … More Info »