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Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC extends the northern shrimp moratorium; NEFMC votes on ACLs; MCI says the ocean is more important than you think; the Paris Climate Talks are encouraging to New Englanders; scientists track eels to the Sargasso Sea; Maine river herring populations are recovering; efforts to restore Atlantic salmon populations in a Maine river are underway; seaweed is Maine’s crop to watch; over $900K will go towards New England coastal restoration projects; New England states will host comment meetings for Amendment 3 to the Atlantic herring FMP; and NEFMC is conducting scoping hearings for Amendment 22. … More Info »

A Thanksgiving Fish Story

Many people know the Thanksgiving legend of Squanto (Tisquantum), the Native American who taught Pilgrims how to plant crops and survive in New England. But not many know that Squanto’s legend is a fish story—in more ways than one. Scientist and author John Waldman is the latest to take a deeper look into this part of the Thanksgiving story. His new book, Running Silver, has a fascinating chapter on how important river-running fish were for many American Indians. … More Info »

The Most Valuable Fishery You’ve Never Heard Of

On May 31, Maine’s elver fishing season came to a close. For the small number of Maine fishermen who can make over $100,000 in two months capturing elvers, the end of the season may come as a bit of a letdown. For the regulators and conservation officers who try to manage the fishery, however, the close probably comes none too soon. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 30

A roundup of fish stories in the news: the commercial striped bass fishery in Massachusetts will be allowed to continue; some rivers are reporting higher-than-average herring runs this year, and consumers are becoming more interested in eating the fish; warming Gulf of Maine waters may be bad news for ocean ecosystems; Whole Foods commits to keeping overfished seafood out of stores; and a lucrative elver season is underway in Maine. … More Info »