Tagged Maine lobster

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study shows marine species moving poleward in response to climate change; the ASMFC delays a decision on elver management; NEFMC chair Rip Cunningham writes to John Bullard in response to NERO’s refusal of Amendment 5 to the herring plan; NOAA declines to list river herring under the Endangered Species Act; Obama nominates Kathryn Sullivan to lead NOAA; Maine’s lobster monoculture is vulnerable to climate change; Senator Warren calls for federal disaster aid for the groundfish industry. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study highlights the effects of climate change on plankton and cod; the opening of fishways on the St. Croix leads to optimism about alewives; members of industry and congress ask USDA for a Section 32 dogfish purchase; a lobster glut leads to low prices; the MA congressional delegation asks to meet with new Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; NEMFC looks for fishermen to join an electronic monitoring working group; the FAO points to insects as a potential aquaculture food source. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, another Boston Globe opinion piece says Martha Coakley’s lawsuit will have negative consequences; NOAA’s John Bullard hosts a conference call to discuss industry recovery; a new yellowtail assessment will involve industry participation; Penny Pritzker is confirmed as Commerce Secretary; the Hook changes its name; members of Congress ask for a higher bluefin tuna catch limit; letters to the editor point out the poor state of groundfish stocks; Scott Lang and Brian Rothschild start a NOAA watchdog group; Maine allocates $2 million to lobster marketing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA repeats its refusal of interim measures after a request from Governor Patrick; NEFMC meets and discusses climate change; a bill to allow Maine fishermen to sell lobster bycatch fails; NMFS authorizes smaller mesh size for redfish; a bill to reintroduce alewives to the St. Croix River comes into effect; federal budget cuts mean NOAA furloughs. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the proposed rule to open closed areas faces strong opposition; NOAA suspends monkfish possession limits; oyster populations are threatened by climate change; lobster fishermen fear a glut caused by warmer waters; Newfoundland cod populations may never recover; a Maine bill to allow groundfishermen to sell lobster bycatch is controversial; the implementation plan for the National Ocean Policy is released. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases the proposed rule for Framework 48, right whales make a comeback, Maine lobstermen seek to unionize, minimum catch size limits may be forcing fish to mature at a smaller size, Senator Cowan raises concerns over use of Saltonstall-Kennedy funds; Maine legislators debate alewife bills. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the northern shrimp season flounders; sharks granted additional protections by Cites; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings begin; scientists are concerned about ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine; the Maine lobster fishery earns MSC certification; SMAST will conduct a review of New England groundfish stock assessments; NEFMC member Matt McKenzie discusses the decline of cod stocks; the groundfish committee resumes discussion on Amendment 18. … 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, January 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen have caught less than half the 2012 catch limit on 14 out of 16 groundfish stocks; Maine lobster landings hit a record high; the House debates Sandy aid; Brian Rothschild calls biological reference points arbitrary; some fishing advocates support Barney Frank for interim MA senator. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 10th

This week in Fish Talk in the News: U.S. district court demands stricter regulations for Atlantic river herring; a NOAA workshop on catch per unit effort and landings per unit effort; new low-interest loans for small-scale fishermen; congressional delegates express concern over menhaden stock assessments; sustainable seafood is also the healthiest seafood; sustainable Maine squid grow in popularity; the Out of the Blue program to promote underutilized local seafood wraps up; and the Maine lobster glut causes protests in Canada. … More Info »