Tagged cold water corals

Deep-Sea Corals: The French Connection

A new agreement in France to end bottom trawl fishing in deep waters could send ripples to this side of the pond, where fisheries managers and industry leaders are discussing ways to protect the fragile and fascinating deep-sea corals in American waters. … More Info »

Investing in the Future: A Down East Groundfish Closed Area

Last week, the Groundfish Committee of the New England Fishery Management Council agreed to analyze a proposal for a new closed area off of eastern Maine that would protect known juvenile aggregations and historic spawning aggregations of groundfish, and important habitat. The current economic impacts of closing this area to groundfishing may be negligible, and this closed area promises significant benefits to the region and to Maine’s small boat fleet. … More Info »