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Happy National Seafood Month!

In honor of National Seafood Month, we thought we’d share some recommendations and recipes for New England sustainable seafood. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, January 5

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, how can seaweed help lobsters?; Gib Brogan says ‘save haddock from the herring slaughter’; sea turtles are stranded later than ever; at-sea monitoring will go to court; and a marine ecologist strives to protect the seas. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC maintains the current haddock catch cap for the herring industry; John Kerry’s oceans conference coincides with two executive actions by President Obama; a herring quota overage will affect other marine life, too; the Washington Post highlights successes in forage fish conservation; an editorial calls for more cooperative fisheries research; Capt. John McMurray says striped bass are a cautionary tale for what could happen with more flexibility in federal fisheries management; the NEFMC continues work on its Omnibus Habitat Amendment; the City of New Bedford releases a plan for groundfish industry revitalization. … More Info »

When the Herring Fleet Takes More than Just Herring

The New England Fishery Management Council will take up an emergency request from the Atlantic herring industry this week regarding limits on the amount of bycatch, or non-target species, the herring trawlers should be allowed. The council action comes as the herring fleet is attracting media scrutiny for the amount of sea life that ends up in their nets other than Atlantic herring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the coasts disagree on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization; an opinion piece argues managers must adapt to climate effects on fisheries; the ASMFC discusses striped bass catch cuts; the menhaden catch cap has succeeded in reducing the harvest; recreational fishermen say new limits on Gulf of Maine cod and haddock will hurt their business; Connecticut works towards creating a state elver fishery; 2014 may be an El Niño year; the Lenfest Ocean Program creates a Fishery Ecosystem Task Force. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 25

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council meets and passes new herring rules; river herring runs benefit from dam removals; baby lobsters are declining, and lobster catch might soon, too; John Kerry announces a global oceans conference; elver dealers say this season has had a “saner” start; BU partners with Red’s Best; NOAA releases new regulations for commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. … More Info »

Why can’t the US be more like the Canadians?

You don’t usually hear much Canada envy from New England’s fishing industry. But last week, commercial fishermen Vito Giacalone, Richie Canastra, and Jimmy Odlin wrote to the Boston Globe to praise Canada’s haddock regulations, which they say have allowed Canadian fishermen to catch a far larger portion of their haddock quota—93 percent between 2004 and 2011, compared to United States fishermen’s 11 percent over the same period. … 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 »

A Big Step for Our Little Fish

In the coming month, members of the New England Fishery Management Council will try to jumpstart a stalled effort to adequately monitor the activity of the midwater trawl vessels that fish for Atlantic herring. The council was jolted into action by a controversial proposal during its last meeting in November when frustrated fishermen proposed a moratorium on midwater trawlers unless all herring vessels operated under the watch of a trained fisheries observer. While this motion failed, the debate it inspired was nothing short of a watershed moment for accountability within forage fisheries in New England. … More Info »

New England Council: Get Your Facts Straight Before Acting on Habitat

With New England’s groundfish populations at historic lows and the prognosis for recovery not getting any better wouldn’t you think that any decision affecting these places—even preliminary ones—would be made with a full review of the best and most complete scientific research and data? And yet it appears the NEFMC has plans to do precisely the opposite. … More Info »