Tagged electronic monitoring

Tell Fishery Managers: New England’s Groundfish Fishery Needs 100% Monitoring

The primary mandate of our federal fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, is to prevent overfishing. To do so, managers must understand how much and where fish are caught. The at-sea monitoring program was established in New England’s groundfish fishery to accomplish this very task, but it is abundantly clear that the program fails to get the job done. The New England Fishery Management Council is developing Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan in an effort to improve the at-sea monitoring program, and now is the time to let the Council know that New England’s groundfish fishery needs 100% at-sea monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 27

In this Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management must accommodate climate change; EM projects across the U.S. are boosted by millions in grants; battle between oyster farmers and lobstermen headed to court; Omega Protein says it will cooperate on Chesapeake Bay menhaden cap; and the FDA can regulate genetically modified salmon. … More Info »

The Cape Cod Times Supports Electronic Monitoring

Monitoring in the groundfish fishery has been somewhat of a contentious issue, especially more recently when NOAA Fisheries announced they would be transitioning the cost of the at-sea monitoring program to the industry. A recent editorial in the Cape Cod Times provides some background on at-sea monitoring, the ongoing court battle over its cost, and possible options to improve the program. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, South Shore groundfishermen are skeptical of electronic monitoring; Maine and Canadian scientists say American lobster is not invading European waters; NOAA announces $11 million in funding for U.S. fisheries projects; NOAA looks to expand domestic aquaculture production; NOAA announces 2016-17 Monkfish RSA awards; Senator King sees climate change impacts on shellfish as a major threat; NEFMC’s Groundfish Committee meets Thursday; and is kelp the new kale? … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries releases its annual economics report; groundfishermen start to use electronic monitoring; the chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources visits New Bedford; police find hundreds of illegal sea bass; NOAA recovers scallop survey camera; Sara Rademaker grows elvers into eels; and Maine’s elver harvest tops $13 million as the season winds down. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the ‘Codfather’ pleads not guilty; will a survey delay hurt fish population research?; a fisheries scientist comes under fire for undisclosed industry funding; WBUR highlights electronic monitoring pilot program; changing migration patterns upend east coast fishing industry; a warming Atlantic bodes poorly for Maine’s lobster industry; and regulators close a scallop fishing area in Maine for nine months. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, April 26

In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, WCAI discusses monitoring the catch aboard groundfish vessels; fishing advocates praise allocation of funds for electronic monitoring; counters hope for a banner year for herring; hardy eels are holding on in Rhode Island; Maine’s elver catch is outpacing last year’s; Senator Murphy secures more federal funds for Milford fisheries lab; small fishermen worry new rules won’t come in time to save North Atlantic scallops; and an op-ed says that the Clean Water Rule will help fishermen’s livelihoods. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, March 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the arrest of Carlos Rafael continues to dominate headlines, sparking calls for full-fleet and/or electronic monitoring of fishing boats as well as calls for the support of community-based fishermen over conglomerations; a new Boston location for a Maine-based shellfish company is announced; Maine preps for lobstering season with some uncertainties; and volunteers are needed to assist in data collection for annual herring migration. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Nova Scotia approves oil exploration next to Georges Bank; PPH says electronic monitors would improve fishery; a lobsterman finds sea squirts on his traps; Maine lobster exporters see promise in Japan; and you listen live to NEFMC’s December council meeting. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Mass delegates send a letter to NOAA regarding lobster monitors; electronic monitoring provides timely and accurate data; NOAA Fisheries releases a new interactive scallop management map; researchers spot 17 great whites off Cape Cod; a new memorial in Seabrook honors lost fishermen; scientists use drones in marine research; NOAA issues a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fishing; and Atlantic salmon smolts may survive the dam but die downstream. … More Info »