Tagged Cape Cod

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, residents claim ownership on Spinney Creek in attempt to stop aquaculture expansion; startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans; researchers try to design a lifejacket for lobstermen; scientists address myths and misinformation about seals; a day-long dialogue between fishing and wind industries nets some progress; and WCAI reports on the importance of Atlantic salmon in New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Brewster extends its razor clam pilot program; Maine lobstermen look to farmed scallops; Maine-based Spinney Creek Shellfish owners make push for expansion; MA seafood industry lobbies state leaders to buy local; and new study shows climate change could reduce scallop population. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Aquarium receives a grant to test ropeless fishing gear; higher quotas for bluefin tuna spark controversy; lobstermen are asked to look out for tagged crustaceans; new study seeks to reveal the secrets of halibut; and waters off New England reach record ocean warmth. … More Info »

One That Didn’t Get Away: The Atlantic Sea Scallop and the Future of Fishing

During National Seafood Month, it is important to appreciate the tremendous benefits the Cape and seafood consumers across the country have enjoyed thanks to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which Congress is revisiting this year. In fact, without the science-based fisheries management required by this law, our rich heritage might have become ancient history. … More Info »

Local News Outlets Highlight Cape Fishermen’s Frustration with Herring Midwater Trawlers

The New England Fishery Management Council will resume its discussion on localized depletion of Atlantic herring at its meeting tomorrow. If you’re new to the issue of localized depletion, or need a refresher before tomorrow’s discussion (11/17), local Cape Cod news outlets, as well as past Talking Fish posts, have highlighted the concerns of local fishermen leading up to this week’s Council meeting. … More Info »

Shark Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 28

In honor of Shark Week, as well as the return of great white sharks to New England waters, this is a special edition of Fish Talk in the News – it’s Shark Talk in the News. … More Info »

A dredge is a dredge is a dredge

Three recent Barnstable Superior Court decisions have the potential for wide-ranging effects on the management of the shellfish industry, and present a great opportunity to improve the conservation of critical nearshore habitats around Massachusetts. … More Info »

A Bird’s Eye View on Cape Cod Fishing

Perched aboard the International Space Station some 240 miles above the Earth, an astronaut trained a camera last July on one of the U.S. Atlantic Coast’s most instantly recognizable features: the hooked tip of Cape Cod. NASA included the picture in a list of the top 15 space station images of 2015, thanks to the striking patterns of swirling sands and what the image tells us about a landscape molded by constant change. It’s a lovely view of the place I call home, and I think it serves as a reminder of how useful it is to get a big picture on things in order to appreciate and properly respond to the changes that affect us here. … More Info »

Herring Industry’s Abuse of Resource is a Big Deal

Pair trawlers off the coast of Rhode Island

Cape Cod Times writer Doug Fraser correctly reports that the activity of the industrial herring fleet is a very big deal for the other fishermen plying those waters. That’s because the massive nets of the herring trawl vessels once again blew through the quota for this sensitive area, scooping up 160 percent of the allotted catch. This is the third time in six years that the industry has greatly exceeded its quota in the area, known as herring management area 1B. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, scientist Daniel Pauly argues for stronger fisheries conservation in developing countries; despite high landings, supply still limits the lobster market; hundreds of Maine lobster fishermen sign up for health insurance; Cape Cod will host the 2015 International Oyster Symposium; Maine has set individual elver quotas for non-tribal fishermen; a new UNH study shows that leatherback turtles spend more time than expected in coastal Cape Cod waters; two Massachusetts legislators oppose a reference closed area on Stellwagen Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Council will host a webinar on spiny dogfish trip limits; the river herring Technical Expert Working Group holds its first meeting. … More Info »