Tagged Marine Protected Areas

New CAP Report Discusses Fisheries Benefits of MPAs

The Center for American Progress (CAP) released a new report titled, “How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean Ecosystems.” In the report, the authors discuss the need to protect specific areas and habitats as our ocean waters warm due to climate change and as new technologies provide increasing access to the ocean. … 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, August 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Senators Cantwell and Begich are drafting legislation to develop a national plan to combat ocean acidification; a global study published in Nature found key identifying features in Marine Protected Areas correlated with larger and more abundant fish; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denied the claim to review a proposed oyster farm in Mashpee, MA; the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission released new regulations on striped bass fisheries; the National Marine Fisheries Service closed the Trimester 2 longfin squid fishery; Boston Sword & Tuna will no longer do business with longtime partner Market Basket; Buzzard’s Bay herring population reported its largest populations since 2011; the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries also enforced new striped bass regulations; an article in the Boston Globe tells readers to consume seafood sustainably. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Maine announces a lobster fishing closure due to mercury contamination; a NOAA biologist maps changes in butterfish distribution; a New Bedford activist suggests a bus route for fish house workers; a Rhode Island fisherman speaks out against BOEM leases; an archaeological dataset provides a new ecological baseline for herring; a New York Times editorial says the value of marine protected areas shouldn’t be dismissed; Michael Conathan suggests disaster funding should be used for permit buyback; charter fishermen oppose a recreational fishing closure on Stellwagen Bank; a Long Island op-ed supports a place for New York on the New England Council; two berths will be added to Gloucester’s fish pier; 51 dams were removed in 2013. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Hastings Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization proposal; a DMF biologist says the lobster fishery south of Cape Cod won’t recover any time soon; federal fisheries disaster aid will be distributed as block grants to states; a Canadian businessman thinks he has a solution to Maine’s green crab problem; Cape Cod charter boats struggle with low black sea bass quota; NEFMC releases the agenda for its upcoming meeting; Bruce Tarr testifies in support of a new marketing fund for locally-caught seafood; new research highlights five factors that determine the success of MPAs in rebuilding fish populations. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Science and Statistical Committee discusses yellowtail and haddock; an opinion piece says Saltonstall-Kennedy funds should go to research, not NOAA; magazines argue over the high consumer price of lobster; Massachusetts’ summer flounder season ends; marine protected areas can protect fish populations without hurting fishermen; California serves as an example of successful coexistence with growing seal populations; scientists tag 20 loggerhead sea turtles. … More Info »