Tagged monitoring programs

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobstermen face a long waitlist; Commission appoints David Pierce as Mass DMF Director; new reports compare costs of electronic monitoring and at-sea monitors; Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance launches cape shark marketing campaign; the country’s oldest commercial shellfish hatchery gets a makeover; Maine DMR will hold scallop and sea urchin public hearings; AG certifies proposed Whale Safe Fishing Act as ballot initiative; new study links herring population crash to oil exposure; Mass DMF unfolds new plan for fed aid distribution; U.S. Senate declares Sept 25th as National Lobster Day; and renowned ocean advocate Zeke Grader dies at 68. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 1

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a growing seaweed industry in New England; seaweed invades Maine beaches; Maine’s mussels are disappearing; and Rep. Keating’s letter in the Boston Globe addressing groundfish monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker supports fishermen on the monitoring funding issue; Dr. Sylvia Earle dives Cashes Ledge; Maine elver quota remains the same; ocean noise threatens whales; fish oil may help psychotic disease; NEFMC has vacancies on its Groundfish Advisory Panel; read the Portland Press Herald Saltwater Fishing Report; thousands sign on to petition to stop transport of shark fins; NMFS reduces northern red hake possession limit; and NMFS announces new slippage rules for Atlantic mackerel. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Mass delegates send a letter to NOAA regarding lobster monitors; electronic monitoring provides timely and accurate data; NOAA Fisheries releases a new interactive scallop management map; researchers spot 17 great whites off Cape Cod; a new memorial in Seabrook honors lost fishermen; scientists use drones in marine research; NOAA issues a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fishing; and Atlantic salmon smolts may survive the dam but die downstream. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 7

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Boston Globe reports on the long-term history of New England fishermen and observers; NOAA will fund at-sea monitoring through October; Sylvia Earle celebrates her 80th birthday diving at Cashes Ledge; NOAA tracks species in new boat-to-plate program; a Maine investor helps build resilience to climate change; Maine approves new sea urchin swipe card system; faster-breeding fish are more vulnerable to population declines; faster-swimming fish evolve to avoid nets; ASMFC’s new lobster assessment reports mixed results; ASMFC approves new Jonah crab plan; NOAA Fisheries announces proposed rule for Maine scallop exemption program; and NOAA Fisheries announces new report on stock assessment prioritization. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA denies emergency request to suspend at-sea monitoring; Mainer see hope in soft-shell clamming; Maine town officials want to track clam disease; read the story of Captain Greg Mayhew and the Unicorn; a boater uses his GoPro to film a great white; and warmer oceans causes timing shifts in fish reproduction. … 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 »

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Cod

Fishermen claim that Gulf of Maine cod stock populations are high, and fishery managers recently reopened additional closed areas around Cape Ann in May and June where cod seem to linger after spawning. Yet, nearly three months into the 2015 fishing year, the amount of cod reported as caught is as low as 13% of the ACL. What can explain this mystery? … More Info »

NEFMC’s “Knockout Blow for American Fish Stocks”

New England fishery managers dealt the “one-two punch to the Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine cod stocks [that] may be the knockout blow,” says Oceana Fisheries Campaign Manager Gib Brogan. Brogan’s op-ed in the New York Times criticizes two most recent actions taken by the New England Fishery Management Council: 1) the drastic reduction of protected ocean habitat in New England and 2) the request for suspension of at-sea on-board fisheries monitors. … 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 »