Tagged fishery management

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 17

A weekly roundup of stories we think will interest readers. This week: news and opinion on Gulf of Maine cod regulations and fisheries science, the end of this year’s Gulf of Maine shrimp season. … More Info »

To help GOM cod, NMFS should not touch closed areas

It’s been widely reported that at its February meeting, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to ask the National Marine Fisheries Service to take emergency action on Gulf of Maine cod for the 2012 fishing year. The measures proposed, including a mere 3-13% reduction in the catch limit, were notable largely for their failure to address the condition of the depleted cod stock. But there is an aspect of the proposed package that has received little attention, which is troubling, because it would have NMFS open up five of the six existing areas currently closed to groundfishing. … More Info »

A behind the scenes peek at the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessments

What really happened to Gulf of Maine cod? Heather Goldstone of Climatide investigated last week by talking to Liz Brooks and Mike Palmer, two of the scientists at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center who were involved in producing the 2011 Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 3

A weekly roundup of stories we think will interest readers. This week: a new system to estimate recreational catch, Massachusetts’s new Commercial Fisheries Revolving Loan Fund and its efforts to brand Massachusetts seafood, raising tilapia in garbage bins in the Bronx, the latest in CLF’s work to protect estuaries and fish habitat, and updates on Gulf of Maine cod. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 13

A weekly roundup of articles and opinion we think will interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: catch limits on all federally managed species will be in place by the start of 2012 fishing seasons, success under the first year of catch shares for Pacific groundfish, thoughts on pair trawling in Rhode Island state waters, and an interactive timeline of the history of U.S. federal fishery management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 6

A weekly round-up of news stories we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: young people with the “fishing” gene, the BBC comes to Gloucester, invasive species sushi, protecting river herring, and a column in defense of fisheries management. … More Info »

Facts from NOAA on the new Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment

As we mentioned in the news update last week, and as you may have read elsewhere, a recent assessment of the Gulf of Maine cod stock found that the stock is at lower population levels than previously estimated. To help our readers understand this issue, we are sharing this document, which was produced by NOAA to explain what the assessment means and why its results are so different from the estimates that came from the most recent assessment, which was in 2008. … More Info »

Video: Watch my Testimony on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery

As I wrote in a post last week, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations. We recently posted that clip to CLF’s YouTube site. … More Info »

CLF Testifies Before Lawmakers on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery

Last Thursday, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations.The topic is as important today as it was when I started working on it in 1989, if not more: our fish species continue to face immense pressure with a number of stocks still in terrible condition after a decade of concerted effort and the region’s fishing communities and fishermen continue to face unacceptable levels of business uncertainty and volatility. At the same time, there are some positive signs in the fishing industry that are critical to build on rather than continuing to focus on the past. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 2

News highlights from this week: more on the letters from the fishing industry and Governor Patrick, funding request for acoustic fish assessment technology, ocean acidification, and the Nature Conservancy and Pacific fishery management. … More Info »