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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 29

This week in Fish Talk in the News: River herring get a conservation boost as the NEFMC imposes higher regulations on the industrial Atlantic herring fleet and the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River is demolished; the U.S. Commerce Department announces the new members of the regional fishery management councils; new studies on Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine reveal a more complex system than previously understood; the NEFMC votes to transfer 150 metric tons of yellowtail flounder quota from scallopers to groundfishermen; the Long Island Sound lobster fishery will be closed in 2013; and the Conservation Law Foundation and New England Ocean Odyssey release the first pictures of Brian Skerry’s recent dive to Cashes Ledge. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 20

Interesting stories that caught our eye this week: the potential dangers of eating sushi, a review of Dr. Ray Hilborn’s new book on overfishing, and a detailed look at the new Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment and what it means for Maine fishermen. … More Info »

Letter to Secretary Bryson: New England Can’t Afford To Put Gulf of Maine Cod at Risk

Gulf of Maine cod, the lifeline of our inshore fishing fleet up and down the coast of New England, is in a biological crisis. That is why I wrote today to the Honorable John Bryson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, calling for federal fisheries disaster relief and interim emergency action. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 17

A weekly roundup of stories we think will interest readers. This week: news and opinion on Gulf of Maine cod regulations and fisheries science, the end of this year’s Gulf of Maine shrimp season. … More Info »

A behind the scenes peek at the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessments

What really happened to Gulf of Maine cod? Heather Goldstone of Climatide investigated last week by talking to Liz Brooks and Mike Palmer, two of the scientists at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center who were involved in producing the 2011 Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … More Info »

Overfishing 101: New England’s First Year of Fishing Under Sectors

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the National Geographic blog, is the tenth in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Wednesday, August 31

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 and websites that we think might interest Talking Fish readers: In his … More Info »

Overfishing 101: A big fish story we should take seriously

Lee Crockett leads the Pew Environment Group’s efforts in Washington, D.C. to establish policies to end overfishing and promote sustainable fisheries management. This post, previously published on the National Geographic blog, is the eighth in a series, “Overfishing 101.” Read … More Info »

The Catch of Climate Change: Increased OA and Temperatures Could Directly Impact New England Fisheries and Revenues

Nancy Shrodes is a volunteer for the Ocean Conservation Program at the Conservation Law Foundation. She recently graduated from Tufts University (class of 2011), majoring in Environmental Science with a focus in marine biology. The Catch of Climate Change is … More Info »

Fisherman-Scientist Partnerships

This post is by Mr. Brian Smith and Dr. Jason Link, fishery biologists, and Mr. Frank Almeida, the Deputy Director with the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass. Scientists often partner with fishermen to do … More Info »