Tagged Gloucester

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study suggests changes in forage fish abundance may have contributed to controversy surrounding cod stock assessments; the Washington Post responds to President Obama’s protection of Pacific marine habitat; Cape fishermen applaud the Council’s herring decisions; Regional Fishery Management Council appointments are announced; great white sharks are rebounding off the eastern US; Cape Pond Ice looks to diversify; Maine considers a referendum to support lobster processing capacity; a New York Times opinion piece calls for sourcing more of our seafood domestically; the Council hears a positive report on individual scallop quotas; NMFS approves an experimental fishery for barndoor skates. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, horseshoe crab blood is harvested for biomedical testing; recreational fishermen want new language in Magnuson-Stevens; Massachusetts cuts commercial striper limits; Maine’s Lobster Marketing Collaborative joins forces with the Culinary Institute of America; a Boston Globe piece highlights local seafood innovators; Maine closes the southern half of its smelt fishery; a new report assesses the status of commercial vessels docking in Gloucester; three commercial fishermen write to the Boston Globe arguing regulations are preventing fishermen from catching their haddock quota. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine announces a lobster fishing closure due to mercury contamination; a NOAA biologist maps changes in butterfish distribution; a New Bedford activist suggests a bus route for fish house workers; a Rhode Island fisherman speaks out against BOEM leases; an archaeological dataset provides a new ecological baseline for herring; a New York Times editorial says the value of marine protected areas shouldn’t be dismissed; Michael Conathan suggests disaster funding should be used for permit buyback; charter fishermen oppose a recreational fishing closure on Stellwagen Bank; a Long Island op-ed supports a place for New York on the New England Council; two berths will be added to Gloucester’s fish pier; 51 dams were removed in 2013. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Center for Biological Diversity files suit against the EPA on ocean acidification; a Gloucester Daily Times editorial calls the Omnibus Habitat Amendment process worthless; lobsters may be the new symbol of climate change; the reopening of surf clam beds is a good example of cooperation between fishermen and regulators; Gloucester and New Bedford receive grants to revitalize their ports; the shutdown caused delays in seafood plant inspections; ASMFC surveys show Maine shrimp are in terrible shape. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC Science Director William Karp calls for cooperation between fishermen and scientists; an op-ed says MSA reauthorization is a great chance to incorporate ecosystem-based fisheries management; Angela Sanfilippo receives a fishing industry award; scientists use fish to collect meteorological information; op-eds promote dogfish as an excellent local seafood product; NOAA alters the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan; SMAST uses gliders to collect ocean data and forms the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council. … More Info »

Veteran Gloucester Journalist Richard Gaines Dead at Age 69

We at Talking Fish are saddened to hear of the passing of Gloucester Daily Times columnist Richard Gaines yesterday afternoon. Richard worked for 11 years at the Daily Times covering city hall, politics, and the fishing business, and in his … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study focuses on fisheries and climate change; alewives return to the St. Croix River; stakeholders discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management; Canadian lobstermen again protest low prices; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings continue; the mayor of Gloucester publishes a plan for responding to the groundfishing crisis; a lucrative elver fishery is a symptom of struggling eel populations. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House excludes fisheries disaster aid from the Hurricane Sandy relief bill; the wreckage of the Foxy Lady II is found; Steve Urbon questions the consideration of Ron Klain for Obama’s Chief of Staff; a new study suggests fish productivity is related to natural variability more often than abundance; a new MA bill would impose strict fines for seafood fraud; Maine lobstermen consider measures to avoid price crashes. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC Groundfish Committee proposes opening closed areas; blanket shark fin bans may hurt the sustainable dogfish industry; Gloucester fishing personalities comment on warm waters this summer; a NOAA report ranks New Bedford first in the country in fishing revenues; cod stocks move north in response to record-setting warm water temperatures; the scallop quota could take a heavy cut over the next two years due to poor recruitment. … More Info »

Courts Can’t Fix What’s Broken With Groundfish

On Wednesday, a panel of three Federal Circuit Court judges heard arguments from various parties regarding why the 2010 amendment to the New England Groundfish Management Plan, Amendment 16, should either be thrown out or upheld. … More Info »