Tagged electronic monitoring

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House passes MSA Reauthorization Act; an amendment included in H.R. 1335 directs funds to improve fisheries research and management; the House cuts NOAA’s budget by $270 million; NE delegates work to secure funding for daily monitoring of commercial fisheries; Maine delays vote on tribal fishing bill; CT passes Blue Plan; NFWF awards TNC $300K for electronic monitoring systems; the agenda for NEFMC’s June meeting is now available; an animated video explains the impacts of climate change on Maine lobster populations; Maine elver season sets a new record; Massachusetts lobstermen worry about increased onboard observers; NOAA recommends to upgrade humpback whale status; and US and Canadian lobstermen fight over disputed territory. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Seafood Expo North America hits Boston; Oceana releases a new report on bycatch in US fisheries; NOAA releases proposed regulations for the 2014 fishing year; GARFO is working with stakeholders to implement electronic monitoring; Maine’s elver season will be delayed to implement new regulations; the Mid-Atlantic Council hoses a workshop on climate change and fisheries management. … More Info »

Fisheries Disaster Money Shows, but Where Should it Flow?

Last week the most unproductive Congress in our Nation’s history managed to squeeze out an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $75 million dollars for fisheries disaster assistance. Disaster relief funding could still help a good number of people. A thoughtful and creative process for using this rare and scarce opportunity is warranted. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the new appropriations bill includes fisheries disaster funding; Eileen Sobeck is appointed assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries; the New England Regional Planning Body will meet next week; port services business are feeling the pressure from catch limit cuts; right whales return to Cape Cod Bay unusually early; local fishermen tag cod to identify spawning areas; Maine clashes with tribes again over elver limits; ocean acidification is creating dead mud flats; NRDC pushes for stronger bycatch measures in Magnuson-Stevens; stakeholders meet to discuss electronic monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a WSJ article focuses on tension between fishermen and at-sea observers; NOAA will stop printing nautical charts; the Maine Lobstermen’s Union grows, but so does the divide within the lobster industry; the founder of a Maine lobster processing company wins an entrepreneurship award; the Center for Sustainable Fisheries holds its first board meeting; the shutdown continues to affect fisheries management; NMFS lifts monkfish possession limits for groundfish and scallop vessels; the World Wildlife Fund calls for no increase in Atlantic bluefin quota. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the State of New Hampshire joins Martha Coakley’s lawsuit to raise catch limits; the Coast Guard suspends its search for a reported missing vessel; a newly released report makes recommendations to improve vessel safety; lawmakers and fishermen push back against the MSC certification process; a Vibrio outbreak forces more oyster closures; Brian Rothschild patents a new electronic monitoring method and publishes a paper calling for multi-species assessment methods; charter boat operators argue against a Dedicated Habitat Research Area on Stellwagen Bank; Governor Patrick asks the US Small Business Administration to provide subsidized loans to fishermen; Gulf of Maine shrimp trawl surveys are the lowest on record. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study highlights the effects of climate change on plankton and cod; the opening of fishways on the St. Croix leads to optimism about alewives; members of industry and congress ask USDA for a Section 32 dogfish purchase; a lobster glut leads to low prices; the MA congressional delegation asks to meet with new Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; NEMFC looks for fishermen to join an electronic monitoring working group; the FAO points to insects as a potential aquaculture food source. … More Info »