Tagged clams

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 »

New England Fishery Council Considers a Clam Dredge Exemption

Whether on a warm summer evening or a frigid winter night, a good bowl of New England clam chowder always hits the spot. Unfortunately, the large scale clamming that goes into producing a bowl of clam chowder is one of the most destructive forms of fishing there is. And now, the clam industry in New England seems to be getting special treatment despite its impact on ocean habitat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, new studies discuss impacts of climate change on Gulf of Maine fisheries; Massachusetts lifts ban on Cape Cod Bay lobster traps; Massachusetts and Rhode Island select new offshore wind projects; and NOAA releases 2017 Status of the Stocks report. … 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 »

Clam Dredging: A Path of Destruction

The clam industry has made a number of claims about the “benign” nature of this fishery. It has done so with the hope that the fishery management council and NOAA Fisheries will allow the offshore clam fleet to continue to fish, by exemption from other regulations, in areas that the Council has identified as having some of the highest habitat benefits for New England fish species. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA denies emergency request to suspend at-sea monitoring; Mainer see hope in soft-shell clamming; Maine town officials want to track clam disease; read the story of Captain Greg Mayhew and the Unicorn; a boater uses his GoPro to film a great white; and warmer oceans causes timing shifts in fish reproduction. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a released revised draft of the Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill could award domestic fisheries the right to the label “sustainable”, as well as provide Rhode Island with voting representation on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; an analysis of bird diets and population trends suggests trouble for marine birds dependent on forage fish; Cape Cod lobstermen say their safety is put on the line with new federal regulations to protect right whales; Cape Cod fishermen feel increasing pressure from seal populations on fish stocks; in an interview with the Boston Globe, Paul Greenberg examines why the United States imports 90 percent of its seafood; price shocks occur in the clam market as a result of rain closures in Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate confirms Kathryn Sullivan as NOAA administrator; the value of Maine’s lobster fishery continues to rise, despite potential threats; brightly colored lobster gear could help prevent entanglements; Maine should address its declining smelt population; Maine’s elver season could be delayed due to disputes over regulations; five countries agree to a moratorium on Arctic fishing; an ocean acidification bill gathers support in Maine; die-offs of urban shellfish may be linked to pollution; shrimp-flavored gelatin could be used as crab bait; local fishermen clean up “ghost gear”; climate change is altering Rhode Island’s marine landscape; BOEM releases an EIS on seismic air gun surveys. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its 2012 groundfish report; senators ask the Obama administration to act on seafood fraud; a new yellowtail assessment will incorporate non-traditional information; Maine’s DMR implements new scallop closures; clam diggers and worm diggers clash over access to mud flats; a quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction; the Center for Sustainable Fisheries heads to Seattle to discuss changes to Magnuson; the Seattle Times says ocean acidification will require federal action. … More Info »

Mean, Green Eating Machines: The European green crab is “one of the world’s worst invasives”

Warming ocean temperatures have allowed green crabs to persist farther and farther north along the North American coastlines. Where cold winter chills used to keep its numbers in check, populations of green crabs are now booming places like the Gulf of Maine, and they are eating their way through our precious local seafood. … More Info »