Tagged Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Deep Sea Canyons on Your Desktop

The live streaming video from the NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer brings eye-popping images from the ocean floor as scientists maneuver a remotely operated vehicle (or ROV) called Deep Discoverer along the canyons and seamounts at the edge of the continental shelf. … More Info »

At-Sea Catch of River Herring Gets Long Overdue Attention

Severely depleted river herring and shad have been the focus of extensive restoration efforts in rivers for years—dams have come down, fish ladders and passages have gone up, and millions of dollars have been spent to improve habitat and water quality. Yet the loss of hundreds of thousands of these fish in the nets of trawlers has gone largely unaddressed—until now. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, two Senators push for fisheries disaster aid; NEFMC will discuss raising the catch limit for white hake; a bill to open the St. Croix to alewives gains traction; Gov. LePage threatens reprisals against Passamaquoddy Tribe over elver fishery; acoustic monitoring may help locate spawning cod aggregations; Senator Jack Reed pushes for Rhode Island membership on Mid-Atlantic Council. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 6

A weekly round-up of news stories we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: young people with the “fishing” gene, the BBC comes to Gloucester, invasive species sushi, protecting river herring, and a column in defense of fisheries management. … More Info »

Growing concern for the status of river herring

Roger Fleming is an attorney with Earthjustice. Roger has been working in fisheries law in New England and Washington, D.C. since 2001. He is an expert on the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) and related fisheries laws. Alewife and … More Info »