Tagged catch shares

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC seeks a contractor for its Groundfish Catch Share Program Review; regulators move to protect lobster fishery from exotic bait; a NH captain pleads guilty to falsifying fishing logs; NEFMC reopens Whiting Amendment 22 comment period; and the Trump Administration will hold a Massachusetts offshore wind auction. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 19

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, researchers locate puffin winter homes; catch share programs can reduce risks to fishermen; President Obama closing the loophole on products tied to slaves; New England grows lobster processing capacity; Senator Blumenthal and CT fishermen discuss fishery regulations; NOAA cuts reallocates monitor days for New England lobstermen; lobster licensing bill runs into concerns; and new studies show diseases threaten lobsters, sea stars in warming waters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC released public hearing and comment summary documents for the OHA2 DEIS; Maine lawmakers proposed a $3 million bond for researching ocean acidification effects on shellfish; a New Hampshire bill looks to protect local fishermen; Baker administration announces new head of state Fish and Game; Maine DMR is proposing reallocating tribes’ elver quota; Maine manufacturers and environmentalists support a bill to ban microbeads; Red’s Best sustainable seafood will keep the fishing industry afloat; regional fishery management council leaders will meet in DC; ASMFC winter meeting was this week; GARFO released its final five-year strategic plan; the Northeast Regional Planning Body released its monthly update; and USDA is considering new guidelines for organic fish. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishing industry members respond to a plan to distribute $33 million in federal disaster aid; fishermen say eight large trawlers cleared out 160 percent of the herring quota in Area 1B; the west coast groundfish fishery gains MSC certification; the Senate Appropriations Committee passes a funding bill with several fisheries provisions; Maine’s elver catch falls short of the quota; summer flounder are moving north, sparking debate over quota allocations; Maine lobstermen say a NOAA hydrographic survey vessel is cutting their lines; softshell clam beds on the North Shore close due to a red tide bloom. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a NEFSC report on the economic state of the fishery in 2011 is met with skepticism; a fight emerges in the Senate over $150 million in disaster aid for fisheries; catch share fisheries abide by catch limits more often than others; fishery stakeholders react to NEFMC’s move to delay a decision on 2013 catch limits. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 19th

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, recreational and commercial fishermen express concerns over opening the closed areas; a new website documents cases of marine ecosystem-based management; SMAST will conduct an independent survey of groundfish stocks; barramundi thrive in New England aquaculture; record warm sea surface temperatures linked to a Gulf Stream shift, and the NSC hesitantly supports catch share accumulation caps. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, some fishermen continue to oppose 10-year rebuilding requirements for overfished stocks; a new initiative will help Maine fishermen seeking to enter the groundfish fleet; a dead finback whale creates a challenge in Boston Harbor, John Bullard supports limits on catch share accumulation, cod brings large trawlers to inshore waters; a new article discusses the history and restoration of alewife populations. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 14

This week in Fish Talk in the News: A disaster declaration for the New England groundfish fishery; fishermen oppose an increase in the minimum landing size for conch; an increase in seafood-borne illness in Maine; a new study of the importance of forage fish; NMFS denies a request to alter the gillnetting closure intended to protect porpoises; Shaw’s expands its sustainable seafood choices; a study suggests seal culling wouldn’t help fish; John Bullard continues his public listening sessions; and the US Court of Appeals upholds catch shares for West Coast groundfish. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the US Court of Appeals hears arguments on catch shares; a tagging derby raises money for tuna research; lobster overproduction may be linked to warmer waters; Michael Conathan argues for a new start for New England groundfish; NEFMC announces the agenda for its next meeting; bonito venture farther north; the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby opens; Menino brings New Bedford fish to farmers markets; and trawling may influence underwater canyon morphology. … More Info »

Courts Can’t Fix What’s Broken With Groundfish

On Wednesday, a panel of three Federal Circuit Court judges heard arguments from various parties regarding why the 2010 amendment to the New England Groundfish Management Plan, Amendment 16, should either be thrown out or upheld. … More Info »