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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Boston chefs host sustainable seafood dinners; a dolphin die-off is linked to a virus; the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance provides seafood to a food bank and diversifies to surf clams; scientists locate a right whale breeding ground in the Gulf of Maine; Nantucket recreational fishermen clash with seals; distributors are enjoying the lobster boom; scientists study deep-sea corals; NEFMC members discuss the shifting state of New England’s fish species; Maine surveys green crabs; a Buzzfeed article focuses on elver buyer Bill Sheldon; Arctic terns are rapidly declining in Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA and the Council continue to argue over herring trawl observer coverage; lobster shell disease moves north; the Maine Lobstermen Union holds its first meeting; a new NOAA research vessel will map the seafloor; shark fin bans may hurt the dogfish fishery; low sand lance abundance hurts whale watch businesses; southern species are becoming more common in New England; an expedition to tag great white sharks is moving slowly; lobstermen oppose gear changes; the MAFMC discusses coral conservation; MA fishermen catch fewer, larger bluefin; climate change may inhibit Atlantic salmon recovery; recovering alewife populations feed the lobster bait industry. … More Info »

Deep Sea Canyons on Your Desktop

The live streaming video from the NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer brings eye-popping images from the ocean floor as scientists maneuver a remotely operated vehicle (or ROV) called Deep Discoverer along the canyons and seamounts at the edge of the continental shelf. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen and environmentalists are disappointed with NMFS’ rejection of observer requirements for the herring fleet; industry members say that uncertainty in stock assessments means catch limits should be eased; the NEFMC chairman tells NOAA that observer requirements for closed areas access are excessive; the Island Institute hosts a symposium on fisheries and climate change; oyster thieves hit another Cape Cod farm; three fishery management councils agree to protect deep-sea corals; NOAA announces a new fisheries research grant opportunity; scientists begin an expedition to tag twenty great white sharks off Chatham. … More Info »

Ocean Acidification in the Northeast: Cod Can’t Catch a Break!

Ocean acidification, known to scientists as “the other CO₂ problem”, may cause changes to our marine fauna—including severely depleted cod—that we have only begun to wrap our heads around. Good science and planning will be necessary to help coastal ecosystems and economies adapt to this worrying trend. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC moves to open closed areas; John Bullard reverses his decision on a seasonal gillnetting closure; NOAA proposes exempting scallopers from accountability measures on yellowtail bycatch; a report highlights the culture of distrust between fishermen and regulators; the Center for American Progress explains stock assessments; NOAA finds deep water coral hotspots on Georges Bank; the Boston Globe exposes problems with underweight seafood sold to New England consumers. … More Info »