Tagged marine mammal

The Hooded Seal – Battling Foes with a Bladder Nose

For the past six weeks, we’ve stayed true to our name and featured nothing but fish. But this week, we couldn’t resist sharing this super adorable, territorial, and insanely weird Gulf of Maine marine mammal visitor – the hooded seal (Cystophora cristata). … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, slavery in the fishing industry; Sea Shepherd chases down most wanted fishing pirates; Oceana sues NMFS for better monitoring; New England senators propose National Lobster Day; Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative targets east coast restaurants; Block Island Wind Farm has first “steel in the water”; Omega Protein and recreational fishermen discuss conflict; GMRI announces next FishTank Workshop; new study says noise may affect cod reproduction; Oceana wants one name for one fish; the Empire State building will come alive with endangered species; a rare deep-sea whale washes up on Plymouth beach; a renowned osprey researcher will discuss the relationship between osprey and menhaden; NOAA closes yellowtail flounder common pool fishery for Southern NE/Mid-Atlantic; and NOAA seeks proposals for 2016-18 Atlantic Herring RSA program. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, big herring catches in New England are a concern; NOAA denies petition to close Gulf of Maine cod fishery; NEFSC will host fishermen outreach meetings regarding upcoming stock assessments; Massachusetts is distributing the second phase of federal fishery disaster aid; calls to lobstermen about on-board observers have decreased; Massachusetts south shore towns install shark-detecting buoys; beachgoers and state officials save a beached great white shark; Center for Coastal Studies frees an entangled humpback whale; boaters should be aware of migrating leatherback sea turtles; Maine lobstermen catch a large one; MA school district joins GMRI’s seafood certification system; bait and tackle retailers generate $2.3 billion for U.S. economy; and 2014 was hottest year on record on land and sea. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, July 2

In this week’s early edition of Fish Talk in the News, a UMass and USGS report says climate change is impacting NE fish and wildlife; NOAA uses a new formula for observer coverage; NMFS adopts a new bycatch reporting system for Atlantic fisheries; new stock assessment says that Atlantic smooth dogfish are not overfished; a federal survey reveals a high sea scallop abundance; a CT lobsterman wants NY to curb pesticide use; ASMFC will host an Atlantic menhaden ecosystem management workshop; NJ fishing groups filed a lawsuit to stop seismic testing; proposed revisions to MSA weaken fisheries management; Legal Sea Foods launches a new, possibly controversial ad campaign; and BP oil agrees to $18.7 billion settlement. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House passes MSA Reauthorization Act; an amendment included in H.R. 1335 directs funds to improve fisheries research and management; the House cuts NOAA’s budget by $270 million; NE delegates work to secure funding for daily monitoring of commercial fisheries; Maine delays vote on tribal fishing bill; CT passes Blue Plan; NFWF awards TNC $300K for electronic monitoring systems; the agenda for NEFMC’s June meeting is now available; an animated video explains the impacts of climate change on Maine lobster populations; Maine elver season sets a new record; Massachusetts lobstermen worry about increased onboard observers; NOAA recommends to upgrade humpback whale status; and US and Canadian lobstermen fight over disputed territory. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate Appropriations Bill includes $150 million in fisheries disaster funding; WCAI’s “Long Haul” series continues with five more articles on New England fishing; debate continues over NOAA’s move to open protected areas to commercial fishing; Massachusetts lifts its ban on the sale of lobster tails; NOAA proposes rules to reduce marine mammal entanglements in fishing gear; state lawmakers approve funding for the Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant. … More Info »

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 »