Tagged Groundfish

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC releases sneak peek of groundfish assessment peer review; Massachusetts AG calls on government leaders to protect right whales; it was a tough summer for Ipswich clams; and a $20 million grant was awarded to Maine institutes for DNA-based ocean monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA shares details of penalties applied to 17 former Rafael captains; feds auction Rafael’s vessels; decade-old effort to cut fishing gear waste expands; countries agree to protect sharks and rays; the EPA proposes to amend national marine diesel program; and a large algae bloom has been spotted of Maine’s coast. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NMFS approves groundfish catch limits for fishing year 2019; a new study maps out how the world’s fisheries are interconnected; dam removal beings on the Presumpscot River; and Belfast fish farm wins preliminary OK for key state permit. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In the week’s Fish Talk in the News, baby lobster numbers spell trouble for the population; NEFMC is seeking feedback and applications; spate of right whale deaths has almost wiped out recent population gains; and NOAA Fisheries asks groundfish fishermen to take their survey. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. House passes two bill to address ocean acidification; FDA finds “forever chemicals” in grocery-store seafood; Maine baby eel harvest value tops $20 million; and the NEFMC meets in Portland, ME next week. … More Info »

A New Groundfish Season Brings More of the Same

The 2019 fishing year kicked off yesterday, May 1, for New England’s groundfish fishery. Given the federal government shutdown earlier this year, though, management changes – such as updated catch limits – that would typically come with a new fishing year will be slightly delayed. Unfortunately, a 15 percent catch limit increase for Georges Bank cod is still on the table. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 26

In this Week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on Groundfish Framework 58; Maine businesses participate in Seaweed Week; research shows that acidic waters reduce lobster heart function during warming events; NOAA Fisheries closes the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area; and the Quinnipiac River is now free for migratory fish and boaters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine bill considers establishing a task force to settle debate between lobstermen and aquaculture industry; a federal judge upholds changes to fish habitat protections in Gulf of Maine; a federal appellate court upholds NOAA Fisheries definition of bycatch; Massachusetts captain offers classes for aspiring fishermen; and the NEFMC approves a wide range of alternatives for the groundfish monitoring amendment. … More Info »

Mass DMF Suspends Important Groundfish Closure

If there’s a fish that defines Massachusetts, it’s Atlantic cod. After all, there is a wooden carving of one hanging in the State House. But unfortunately, our favorite fish has seen better days. Centuries of intense fishing have forced regional cod stocks to historic lows, and that’s why it was concerning when the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries decided to suspend an area closure that would have provided important protection for Atlantic cod in local waters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 29

In this Week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries announces FY19 target monitoring coverage levels; NOAA, BOEM, and fishing industry sign memorandum of understanding; New England sees huge spike in beached sea turtles; and Maine lobstermen petition state to tighten aquaculture rules. … More Info »