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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 23

Interesting stories from around the web this week: what river herring are and why they’re important; what to expect from the show “Wicked Tuna”; and a video and recipes to help you make sushi at home. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the news – Friday, March 16

This week’s roundup of interesting fish stories: a stop-motion video of where your sushi is coming from; fish is high on the list of disease-causing imported foods; a federal district court judge rules to protect river herring; and groundfish populations may have been overestimated in the 2008 stock assessments. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

This week’s news roundup: discussion of NOAA’s potential move from the Department of Commerce to the Department of the Interior, talking fishery management with Maine fisherman Glen Libby, and updates on menhaden conservation and the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … 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 »

Tell NMFS to use the best available science in considering river herring protection

Alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as “river herring,” are a linchpin of the Atlantic ecosystem and key prey species for countless marine and freshwater animals. But today, where millions of these fish once swam, they now number in the thousands, or even mere hundreds. The National Marine Fisheries Service agreed that a “threatened” listing under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted for river herring – click here to send your comments to NMFS and ask them to conduct a comprehensive, scientifically-sound review of the status of river herring and save this important fish. … More Info »

Jud Crawford on what recent menhaden decisions mean

We’ve asked Jud Crawford, science and policy manager for the Pew Environment Group (which, along with other environmental and fishing groups, as well as scientists, encouraged the Commission to adopt these new measures) to help us understand the significance of the decision and what it means for the future. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, November 10

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers: A group of … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 4

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers: Discoveries of seafood … More Info »

Overfishing 101: A Small Fish With Big Problems

Anglers like me are often impressed with size. We seek out the largest fish, revel in stories about the “big one” that got away, and proudly display photos of our most impressive catches. But it’s a small, unassuming fish, the Atlantic menhaden, which forms the backbone of ecosystems and economies along the East Coast of the United States. Unfortunately, after decades of poorly regulated fishing, menhaden are in serious trouble. … More Info »

New England Council Makes a Move on Herring

We’ve lately been reporting on the progress of the New England Fishery Management Council to protect river herring and make other important changes in the Atlantic herring fishery. This process took a step forward last week when the Council voted … More Info »