Tagged mussels

New England Fishery Council Considers a Clam Dredge Exemption

Whether on a warm summer evening or a frigid winter night, a good bowl of New England clam chowder always hits the spot. Unfortunately, the large scale clamming that goes into producing a bowl of clam chowder is one of the most destructive forms of fishing there is. And now, the clam industry in New England seems to be getting special treatment despite its impact on ocean habitat. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC disappoints fishermen and environmentalists with menhaden vote; researchers conduct an aerial survey of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts; Deepwater Wind may fund UMass offshore wind and fishing study; ASMFC schedules hearings about changes to its lobster management plan; Maine Supreme Judicial court hears oral arguments in rockweed case; NOAA Fisheries considers expanding its sea turtle protection program; and Maine reassess its shellfish monitoring procedures. … 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, October 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a mussel farm is proposed adjacent to Cape Wind; surf clam beds on Georges Bank are beginning to reopen after 23 years; the New England Aquarium teams up with seafood companies to promote sustainability; a research summit focuses on industry-supported stock assessments; the Wellfleet Oyster Festival draws attention to issues faced by oyster farmers; the shutdown leaves state agencies worried they won’t be able to address marine mammal strandings; a Nature comment calls for a global ocean observatory; a new study identifies genetically distinct river herring stocks. … More Info »