Tagged Maine

BDN Op-Ed: Maine lobstermen see the fragility of our environment. We know the need for clean air, water.

In an op-ed published in the Bangor Daily News, one retired lobsterman reflects on the industry and the need for us to be stewards of the ocean and the environment. … More Info »

Who Owns Downeast Maine’s Seaweed?

Rockweed, the green-brown seaweed found along Maine’s coastline, has commercial value in and of itself, primarily as an additive for the food and drug industry as well as products such as fertlizer and cosmetics. Over the last decade, that value has grown, resulting in ever-increasing amounts of it being harvested from Maine’s beaches. As harvesters have become more common sights along shorelines, the issue of who owns rockweed – and thus has the right to harvest it – has become a contentious one. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, demand for lobster is on a roll; volunteers pick through a whale of a compost pile; seaweed returns to the Gulf of Maine; a solution is sought to end lobster trap wars; the scallop diving season opens in Maine; and Rhode Island’s seafood brand is catching on. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, shellfish harvest areas reopen in Maine and Massachusetts; a legal advocacy group sues NOAA over fishery council records; the herring fishery considers bycatch; illegal fishing fears prompt a 2-tag plan for lobster traps; and the NEFMC meets next week. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries finalizes river herring and shad catch caps; fishery managers decide to meet with industry members on southern New England lobster plan; scientists say the shutdown of Maine’s shrimp fishery should continue; a Maine kelp company receives approval for a long-term lease; it’s been 25 years since ‘the perfect storm’; Maine’s marine patrol investigates lobster trap cutting; and Maine cannot agree on rockweed. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, an endangered whale is found dead tangled in fishing gear off Maine; the effort to close Maine’s last open lobster zone advances; NEFMC provides updates from its most recent Council meeting; and lessons from the Gulf of Maine on how to live in a warmer world. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 16

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Red’s Best tracks sustainable seafood; Sweden digs in on proposal to ban U.S. lobsters; Maine reopens its menhaden fishery; a scientist will study black sea bass; is dogfish the new cod?; warming oceans could mean a boom in southern New England jellyfish populations; and NMFS requests comments on proposed Amendment 19 to the Atlantic sea scallop fishery management plan. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, where do Maine lobstermen find their catch?; Massachusetts DMF encourages anglers to recycle fishing line; the U.S. Senate designates September 25th as National Lobster Day; NOAA Fisheries announces the common pool area closure for Georges Bank cod; MaineBiz interviews Maine DMR commissioner Patrick Keliher; Northeastern lawmakers praise the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan; BOEM releases a new resource for the Atlantic fishing industry; and John Bullard discusses Saltonstall-Kennedy grants in a letter to the editor. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC initiates a socioeconomic study on Atlantic menhaden commercial fisheries; MA lobstermen want an in-state processing industry; law changes for 2016 Maine elver season improve opportunity for harvesters; Maine elver fishermen are hopeful for a good season; saving Atlantic salmon will require Greenland’s help; next steps for Maine shrimp; eight are arrested in drug raids on six New Bedford fishing boats; and the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaboration pushes ‘new shells’. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, March 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the arrest of Carlos Rafael continues to dominate headlines, sparking calls for full-fleet and/or electronic monitoring of fishing boats as well as calls for the support of community-based fishermen over conglomerations; a new Boston location for a Maine-based shellfish company is announced; Maine preps for lobstering season with some uncertainties; and volunteers are needed to assist in data collection for annual herring migration. … More Info »