Tagged Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Why fishermen should care about the National Ocean Policy

As I gaze appreciatively out on the harbor this morning, I must remind myself that I sat down to write about some things that are happening in Washington that might forever change the character of life here in Friendship. The connections between the two places, at least in my thoughts today, are the budgetary battles in Washington over whether to restrict funding for the implementation of the National Ocean Policy and the important regional ocean planning efforts that should soon follow. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 2

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories that we think might interest Talking Fish readers: Last week, a Science … More Info »

New England’s listening session on the National Ocean Policy was this week – how did fishing factor into the conversation?

On Monday, June 27th, the National Ocean Council (NOC) held a listening session in Exeter, NH for New Englanders to learn about and comment on the NOC’s Strategic Action Plans to achieve the nine priority objectives of the National Ocean … More Info »

A Crossroads at Sea

This summer we mark two very different anniversaries. Thirty years ago, New Englanders faced oil drilling on the iconic Georges Bank. Several active test wells were being drilled, and oil companies were gearing up for full-scale drilling operations in New … More Info »