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Thanksgiving Eel: A Fish to be Thankful For

Around this time of year, people are eagerly thinking about the food that they will prepare for their Thanksgiving Day feast. While turkey has become the contemporary centerpiece of the holiday meal, it may be surprising to know that originally, a fish was served as one of the main dishes. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker supports fishermen on the monitoring funding issue; Dr. Sylvia Earle dives Cashes Ledge; Maine elver quota remains the same; ocean noise threatens whales; fish oil may help psychotic disease; NEFMC has vacancies on its Groundfish Advisory Panel; read the Portland Press Herald Saltwater Fishing Report; thousands sign on to petition to stop transport of shark fins; NMFS reduces northern red hake possession limit; and NMFS announces new slippage rules for Atlantic mackerel. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets and passes new herring rules; river herring runs benefit from dam removals; baby lobsters are declining, and lobster catch might soon, too; John Kerry announces a global oceans conference; elver dealers say this season has had a “saner” start; BU partners with Red’s Best; NOAA releases new regulations for commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. … 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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate confirms Kathryn Sullivan as NOAA administrator; the value of Maine’s lobster fishery continues to rise, despite potential threats; brightly colored lobster gear could help prevent entanglements; Maine should address its declining smelt population; Maine’s elver season could be delayed due to disputes over regulations; five countries agree to a moratorium on Arctic fishing; an ocean acidification bill gathers support in Maine; die-offs of urban shellfish may be linked to pollution; shrimp-flavored gelatin could be used as crab bait; local fishermen clean up “ghost gear”; climate change is altering Rhode Island’s marine landscape; BOEM releases an EIS on seismic air gun surveys. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA announces its final rule to open portions of the groundfish closed areas; Rhode Island and New Hampshire join Martha Coakley’s lawsuit to raise catch limits; Republican members of Congress will release a draft Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill next week; Massachusetts lawmakers comment on proposed bluefin tuna regulations; Maine fishermen say the cancellation of the shrimp season will create economic challenges; NMFS makes a rule requiring reduced speed in right whale habitat permanent; ocean acidification may make fish anxious; Maine considers individual quotas or a derby fishery for elvers. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, dogfish are plentiful, but consumers want cod; rising water temperatures bring new fish to New England; Maine introduces changes to elver management for 2014, but they may cause conflict; SMAST tests its video fish counting equipment; local groups team up to provide fishermen with low-cost pingers; the ASMFC says Maine shrimp are in bad shape; 38 lawmakers ask congressional leaders for fishing disaster aid; Maine tests new green crab control measures; a community development corporation helps a seafood cannery and the town it supports; scientists say ocean acidification could increase 170% by 2100; MAFMC member John McMurray calls for comprehensive river herring management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Senators Begich and Warren hold a listening session with fishing industry representatives; the Small Business Administration agrees to provide economic disaster loans to Massachusetts fishermen; NOAA raises groundfish possession limits for common pool vessels; NMFS extends the comment period on new bluefin rules; Maine launches an investigation into welfare fraud by elver fishermen; Maryland’s eel fishery is hurt by Maine’s glass eel harvest; fishermen fight a bill to limit commercial striped bass fishing; a Maryland judge denies a request to reopen menhaden fishing. … 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, April 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, communities react to the start of spring herring runs; Maine’s legislature approves a bill to open fishways on the St. Croix to alewives; other Maine bills would help out large vessels and allow groundfishermen to sell lobster bycatch; the elver fishery continues to draw crime and controversy; New Bedford processors diversify; healthy menhaden stocks support smallmouth bass; the disastrous Gulf of Maine shrimp season ends; debate on closed areas continues. … More Info »