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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

This week’s news roundup: discussion of NOAA’s potential move from the Department of Commerce to the Department of the Interior, talking fishery management with Maine fisherman Glen Libby, and updates on menhaden conservation and the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … More Info »

Commerce Department announces 2011 NEFMC appointments

The Commerce Department has appointed three new faces from the commercial fishing industry to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). They are: Thomas D. Dempsey of Masssachusetts, a part-time commercial fisherman and Policy Director for the Cape Cod Commercial … More Info »

Commerce Secretary nominee should champion policies that rebuild fish stocks and strengthen coastal economies

Last week, President Obama nominated John Bryson, a former energy company CEO, to be the next Secretary of Commerce.  According to the Boston Globe, Bryson has a long history of business leadership, having spent nearly two decades as chairman and … More Info »

Today’s must-read: “New catch limits signal success of new fish rules”

This editorial in today’s edition of the Portland Press Herald makes the case again that sectors are working for New England , in light of the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to increase catch limits for 12 different groundfish stocks. … More Info »