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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC meets and discusses Magnuson reauthorization; a new reality show seeks Maine fishermen; another study finds a link between climate change and shrinking fish; police say they have found the culprit in last summer’s oyster farm robberies; Maine and the Passamaquoddy tribe approach an agreement on elvers; a study recommends a multifaceted approach to EBFM; new research says depletion due to overfishing can be predicted; Rip Cunningham recommends caution in fishing low on the food chain; a Maine lawmaker introduces a bill to ban pesticides that could harm lobsters. … 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, January 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Connecticut Surfcasters Association calls for strengthening the Magnuson-Stevens Act; new research says minimum size limits may be flawed and big fish should be protected, too; rough conditions lead to a rocky trip for Gloucester fishermen; the comment period on new bluefin tuna regulations ends; elver fishermen are still split on methods to reduce catch; the decline of Maine shrimp and boom of Maine lobster are both linked to warming water; NRDC releases a report on marine mammal bycatch by foreign fisheries, but WWF Canada takes issue with its assertion that Canadian lobster and crab fisheries hurt right whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a former NEFMC member argues that this isn’t New England’s first groundfish crisis; river herring restoration takes off in Rhode Island; Maine shrimp fishermen hope a moratorium will help stocks recover; a Montauk fisherman survived twelve hours adrift after falling overboard; State Senator Tarr introduces a bill to market Massachusetts seafood; Maine regulators develop a rockweed management plan; Maine’s Department of Marine Resources holds the last public hearing on elver catch cuts; a new study says overfishing can permanently alter ecosystems; local cod are scarce in Cape Cod restaurants. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC discusses management priorities and habitat alternatives; Doc Hastings reveals a draft Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill; an economic analysis finds no evidence of excessive concentration of groundfish shares in New England; the Atlantic sea scallop fishery gains MSC certification against the wishes of some Maine scallopers; Maine continues to develop plans to cut the elver harvest; stakeholders meet to discuss the green crab invasion; a new report says aquaculture impacts can be minimal. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a Maine state lawmaker introduces a bill to respond to ocean acidification; Massachusetts announces $10.4 million in funding for wetlands restoration; Steve Urbon responds to the NRC report on Magnuson-Stevens; a sinking vessel takes the life of a Maine fisherman; NOAA introduces electronic reporting to more fisheries; NRDC releases a video highlighting the Atlantic canyons and seamounts; the ASMFC agrees to keep elver fishing open but reduce catch. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Boston chefs host sustainable seafood dinners; a dolphin die-off is linked to a virus; the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance provides seafood to a food bank and diversifies to surf clams; scientists locate a right whale breeding ground in the Gulf of Maine; Nantucket recreational fishermen clash with seals; distributors are enjoying the lobster boom; scientists study deep-sea corals; NEFMC members discuss the shifting state of New England’s fish species; Maine surveys green crabs; a Buzzfeed article focuses on elver buyer Bill Sheldon; Arctic terns are rapidly declining in Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study shows marine species moving poleward in response to climate change; the ASMFC delays a decision on elver management; NEFMC chair Rip Cunningham writes to John Bullard in response to NERO’s refusal of Amendment 5 to the herring plan; NOAA declines to list river herring under the Endangered Species Act; Obama nominates Kathryn Sullivan to lead NOAA; Maine’s lobster monoculture is vulnerable to climate change; Senator Warren calls for federal disaster aid for the groundfish industry. … 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, May 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Martha Coakley sues NMFS to raise catch limits; Oceana sues to increase observer coverage; Maine’s elver season ends; Vice Magazine interviews Carlos Rafael; Maine lawmakers consider a bill to eliminate penalties for groundfish boats catching lobster; NOAA develops an updated market news website. … More Info »