Tagged endangered species

WATCH: Right Whales on the Brink of Extinction

CLF recently hosted a conversation with experts on right whales to discuss the crisis – and what can be done to save them. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the AP reports on Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined to boats; squid trawlers leave a wake of death south of Martha’s Vineyard; the latest ocean warming review reveals the extent of impacts on nature and humans; Maine consumers are willing to pay more for sustainably harvested seafood; a new Oceana reports finds 1 in 5 seafood samples are mislabeled worldwide; the U.S. House passes a bill to make sea urchin and sea cucumber trade easier; high lobster prices could be sign of things to come; a lobster council votes to close Maine’s last open zone; and successful conservation efforts pay off for humpback whales. … More Info »

The Right Rope for Right Whales

Entanglement in fishing gear is one of the leading causes of injury and death for endangered North Atlantic right whales. According to the New England Aquarium, more than 70 percent of the population has scars from fishing gear. This is a serious issue for an animal whose population numbers are in the hundreds (some 550 are left) and whose feeding grounds double as a busy fishing area. That is why the New England Aquarium is working with local fishermen to develop a new type of fishing rope, as recently highlighted by the Boston Globe. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, celebrate Endangered Species Day today; celebrate World Fish Migration Day tomorrow; harvest season for biggest U.S. producer of baby eels wraps up; Senators Blumenthal and Portman ask president to expand seafood traceability rule; and boaters should watch out for whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, federal agencies release a joint draft Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan for public comment; changing ocean conditions affect quality of prey for Atlantic salmon and other species; the number of NH groundfishermen continues to decline; ACFHP study highlights the importance of benthic habitats; and NOAA is now accepting applications for its Fisheries Finance Program. … More Info »

Detangling the Risks of Fishing Line for Right Whales

We have many reasons to appreciate the role of modern technology in today’s fisheries. Electronics, equipment upgrades, and other technological advances have led to more efficient, effective, and economical fisheries. In the case of modern, stronger fishing line, however, the risk of entanglement and death – specifically for the endangered North Atlantic right whale – is high. But with better information and enhanced coordination, we’re much more likely to be able to effectively identify solutions to these types of challenges. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA’s climate study demands a new approach to fishery regulation; the court battle continues for at-sea monitoring; UMass Dartmouth scientists improve cod counting technology; Massachusetts-based Impact Labs develops real-time oyster monitoring; ASMFC approves 23 percent harvest reduction for recreational black sea bass fishery; states schedule hearings on Jonah crab Draft Addendum I; NOAA announces five-year action plans for eight endangered marine species; and plastic microbead pollution harms oyster reproduction. … More Info »

Right Whales and Cashes Ledge: How to Make a Good Thing Last

In late January, North Atlantic right whales scored a big win when NOAA expanded the critical habitat for the endangered whale from 4,500 square nautical miles to 28,000 square nautical miles. The Gulf of Maine expansion includes Cashes Ledge – an area known for its rich biodiversity and abundance of fish and marine mammals and a place that CLF has been fighting to permanently protect for years. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine retailers and distributors say they will not sell FDA-approved genetically modified salmon; a lobster genetic study shocks researchers; University of Maine students study lobster shell disease; endangered shortnose sturgeon find historic habitat; Saving Seafood announces the National Coalition of Fishing Communities; NMFS agrees to re-examine Tappan Zee Bridge project; the face of the Portland Fish Market dies; Congress to vote on bill to ban microbeads; and October 2015 is hottest on record. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, bluefish and consumers benefit from coal rules; NOAA gives grant for inshore trawl survey; climate change is the number one driver impacting the ocean; NEFMC and NOAA seek comments on Amendment 18 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP; recreational fishermen and charter captains are unhappy with catch limits; NEFSC hosts industry outreach meetings; a minke whale washes up on an island off of Rockport, MA; this year’s herring runs have seen mixed success; is the Tappan Zee Bridge construction affecting endangered fish populations?; Oceana launches “one name for one fish” campaign; ocean acidification impacts oyster populations; it’s scallop bonanza off of New Jersey, but this year’s harvest falls short; ASMFC 2015 summer meeting materials are now available; and a Maine brewing company creates a lobster brew. … More Info »