Tagged clams

Make Your Voice Heard – Three Opportunities For Public Comment

NOAA Fisheries is currently seeking public comment on three management actions developed by the New England Fishery Management Council. For those interested in submitting feedback to the agency, we quickly breakdown each of these proposed actions as comment deadlines are fast approaching. … More Info »

The “Other” Global Ocean Problem: Ocean Acidification in New England

Ocean acidification (OA) poses very serious biological and economic threats to marine ecosystems around the world. In this blog, we explain the science behind this pervasive ocean problem and why it’s a challenge for New England’s waters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC releases sneak peek of groundfish assessment peer review; Massachusetts AG calls on government leaders to protect right whales; it was a tough summer for Ipswich clams; and a $20 million grant was awarded to Maine institutes for DNA-based ocean monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a fishing gear recovery project begins in Cape Cod Bay; forage fish may win new federal protections; NOAA Fisheries issues reminder about haddock and cod recreational measures; and Rhode Island’s quahog industry is shrinking. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fish passage efforts result in big herring run in the Presumpscot; New England clammers seek to reverse Council decision to close parts of Nantucket Shoals; working waterfront advocates end petition drive to limit use of Portland piers; and offshore wind developers and east coast fishing industry seek to collaborate. … 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 »

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 »