Tagged disaster assistance funding

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, lawmakers discuss $150 million in fisheries aid; a Congressional committee hears from local stakeholders on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization; editorials argue both for and against NMFS’ move to open closed areas; demolition begins on the Veazie Dam; puffins nest successfully in Maine; Cape oyster growers are the target of theft; former NEFMC chair Joseph Brancaleone dies; Atlantic Ocean temperatures are four degrees higher than last year. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate Appropriations Bill includes $150 million in fisheries disaster funding; WCAI’s “Long Haul” series continues with five more articles on New England fishing; debate continues over NOAA’s move to open protected areas to commercial fishing; Massachusetts lifts its ban on the sale of lobster tails; NOAA proposes rules to reduce marine mammal entanglements in fishing gear; state lawmakers approve funding for the Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a Globe editorial says Attorney General Martha Coakley’s lawsuit has “destructive potential”; Gloucester Daily Times journalist Richard Gaines dies; Cape Cod fishermen seek cleaner fuels; the Cape’s first great white shark of the season spotted off Orleans; Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez answer questions on groundfish and Cape Wind; Connecticut scales back salmon stocking efforts; Maine defeats a bill to let groundfishermen land lobster; the MA State House holds a hearing on seafood mislabeling; Senator Mo Cowan adds amendments to the Farm Bill to help fishermen. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, two Senators push for fisheries disaster aid; NEFMC will discuss raising the catch limit for white hake; a bill to open the St. Croix to alewives gains traction; Gov. LePage threatens reprisals against Passamaquoddy Tribe over elver fishery; acoustic monitoring may help locate spawning cod aggregations; Senator Jack Reed pushes for Rhode Island membership on Mid-Atlantic Council. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, industry members respond to cod catch cuts; lobstermen discuss options for avoiding a glut; northern shrimp catches are low; new dogfish research says they don’t migrate as much as expected; Carl Safina supports groundfish closed areas; John Tierney introduces a new diaster relief bill, Vito Giacalone is exonerated by an independent review. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council cuts cod catch limits and debates habitat protection measures and at-sea monitoring costs; Tom Nies is named the new Executive Director of NEFMC; a Gloucester trawler is accused of using an illegal net liner. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House excludes fisheries disaster aid from the Hurricane Sandy relief bill; the wreckage of the Foxy Lady II is found; Steve Urbon questions the consideration of Ron Klain for Obama’s Chief of Staff; a new study suggests fish productivity is related to natural variability more often than abundance; a new MA bill would impose strict fines for seafood fraud; Maine lobstermen consider measures to avoid price crashes. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen have caught less than half the 2012 catch limit on 14 out of 16 groundfish stocks; Maine lobster landings hit a record high; the House debates Sandy aid; Brian Rothschild calls biological reference points arbitrary; some fishing advocates support Barney Frank for interim MA senator. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 4

This week in Fish Talk in the News, the Senate approves Sandy relief but the House avoids a vote, causing outrage; the 112th Congress concludes with the departure of lawmakers active on fisheries issues; the industry responds to NOAA’s report on the multispecies fishery in 2011; debate continues on groundfish closed areas. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a NEFSC report on the economic state of the fishery in 2011 is met with skepticism; a fight emerges in the Senate over $150 million in disaster aid for fisheries; catch share fisheries abide by catch limits more often than others; fishery stakeholders react to NEFMC’s move to delay a decision on 2013 catch limits. … More Info »