Tagged MSA Reauthorization

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, an NAS report evaluates the success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act; EDF’s Sarah Smith argues that closed areas can help fisheries build resilience to climate change; species distribution in New England is changing, with bonito, black sea bass, and squid moving north; Maine’s record seafood revenues in 2012 were mostly from lobster; UMass scientists prepare to tag juvenile bluefin tuna; USFWS will no longer stock the Merrimack with salmon; the NEFMC releases the agenda for its next meeting; Massachusetts closes 40 oyster beds; PCB resistant killifish in New Bedford Harbor stump scientists. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, lawmakers discuss $150 million in fisheries aid; a Congressional committee hears from local stakeholders on Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization; editorials argue both for and against NMFS’ move to open closed areas; demolition begins on the Veazie Dam; puffins nest successfully in Maine; Cape oyster growers are the target of theft; former NEFMC chair Joseph Brancaleone dies; Atlantic Ocean temperatures are four degrees higher than last year. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Eric Schwaab is leaving NOAA; fisheries regulators ask fishermen not to take out frustration on at-sea observers; the ASMFC postpones a decision on the elver fishery; alewife counts in New England rivers are way up this year; a parasite may be affecting yellowtail flounder populations; Michael Conathan writes on fisheries and climate change; a local scientist testifies in a Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a new study focuses on fisheries and climate change; alewives return to the St. Croix River; stakeholders discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management; Canadian lobstermen again protest low prices; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings continue; the mayor of Gloucester publishes a plan for responding to the groundfishing crisis; a lucrative elver fishery is a symptom of struggling eel populations. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases a draft rule setting 2013 catch limits; a symposium discusses the Cape’s gray seal problem; CNN talks trawling and climate change; Omega Protein charged with polluting coastal waters; the Maine legislature hears arguments on alewife restoration bills; the Obama administration releases its wildlife climate adaptation strategy; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings focus on implementation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, October 6

From time to time, we like to keep you updated on the other news sources that have been “talking fish.” Here’s a quick look at some recent stories and websites that we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers: On Monday, the … More Info »

Happy Birthday, Magnuson-Stevens Act – Looking Back at 35 Years of Federal Fisheries Management

This post is by Sean Cosgrove, Director of the Conservation Law Foundation’s Gulf of Maine Campaign. “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over.” Mark Twain’s famous line about water allocation battles in the American West can fairly … More Info »