Tagged corals

Highlights from December NEFMC Meeting

The New England Fishery Management Council convened in Newport, RI last week for its annual December meeting. Here are some selected highlights. … More Info »

Rare Glimpse of Ancient Corals and Other Creatures of the Deep

A video from The Pew Charitable Trusts offers a look at the beautiful deep-sea corals in the mid-Atlantic, and the abundant marine life these colonies support. Dr. Les Watling, a coral expert, explains why they need protection. … More Info »

Protecting essential fish habitat: Homes and nurseries

On May 29, the House Natural Resources Committee met to refine legislation reauthorizing and amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that governs fishing in U.S. ocean waters. This is vital work: Our oceans are one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources. And congressional leaders should capitalize on this opportunity by adding stronger protections for essential habitat that fish populations need to spawn and grow in a healthy marine ecosystem. … More Info »

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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a Maine state lawmaker introduces a bill to respond to ocean acidification; Massachusetts announces $10.4 million in funding for wetlands restoration; Steve Urbon responds to the NRC report on Magnuson-Stevens; a sinking vessel takes the life of a Maine fisherman; NOAA introduces electronic reporting to more fisheries; NRDC releases a video highlighting the Atlantic canyons and seamounts; the ASMFC agrees to keep elver fishing open but reduce catch. … More Info »