Tagged humpback whales

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the AP reports on Hawaiian seafood caught by foreign crews confined to boats; squid trawlers leave a wake of death south of Martha’s Vineyard; the latest ocean warming review reveals the extent of impacts on nature and humans; Maine consumers are willing to pay more for sustainably harvested seafood; a new Oceana reports finds 1 in 5 seafood samples are mislabeled worldwide; the U.S. House passes a bill to make sea urchin and sea cucumber trade easier; high lobster prices could be sign of things to come; a lobster council votes to close Maine’s last open zone; and successful conservation efforts pay off for humpback whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Maine Department of Marine Resources authorized fishermen to harvest and sell green crabs without licensing; a program at UMaine received $20 million in grant funding to study sustainable ecological aquaculture; a study led by UMass Dartmouth scientists found an increase in the Georges Bank scallop population; a Washington Post reporter asks if surges in lobster availability have altered its popularity; the Maine Department of Marine Resources announced the 2014-15 scallop fishing season will be the same as the previous one; NOAA approved Massachusetts’ grant application, providing the state with $6.3 million direct federal financial assistance; cleaner New York Harbor waters means more food for humpback whales.
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Wrong Move for Right Whales

A pending decision on fishing for cod and other groundfish in New England has big implications for marine mammals including some of the most endangered animals in our waters, the North Atlantic right whale. … More Info »