Tagged disaster declaration

Avoiding the Next Disaster

Federal and state officials recently announced a plan for the distribution of millions of dollars in disaster assistance for New England fishermen who depend on cod and other bottom dwelling groundfish. But some of these same regional officials are considering a proposal that threatens to make things worse by cutting back habitat protections for depleted groundfish species. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC takes action on yellowtail flounder; recreational fishermen support menhaden conservation; stakeholders debate how to allocate potential disaster aid; the Department of Commerce declares a disaster for fisheries in New York and New Jersey; the Foley Fish Company obtains MSC certification. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 9th

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Hurricane Sandy lowers fish prices in New England; New Jersey fishermen push for a disaster declaration; the battle over menhaden catch limits continues; NEFMC sets a special meeting to discuss groundfish allocations and closed area access; NOAA holds a forum on groundfish science; and the mayor of New Bedford says fishermen have no confidence in stock assessments. … More Info »