Tagged National Ocean Policy

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

Interesting stories this week: Bad grade on ocean policy for the federal govt, mermaids, yeast research and shrimp risks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 18

This week’s interesting fishing and seafood-related stories: the ethics of seafood; NOAA’s annual status of the stocks report; making sure funding for ocean programs stays in the federal budget; CLF’s Peter Shelley talking about seafood on WGBH; and what local seafood to keep and eye out for at the market this summer. … More Info »

Slinging Mud

The mud in Casco Bay, Maine, is changing. According to an article last fall in the Bangor Daily News, areas that used to contain vast quantities of economically valuable clams are now “dead mud.” Local clammers are finding that sites of former abundance are now completely devoid of shellfish. Even efforts to seed the formerly thriving areas with shellfish larvae are not yielding results. Some scientists think that the increasing acidity of the mud, due partly to the increased carbon dioxide being absorbed from the atmosphere, is making conditions unsuitable for shellfish larvae to form, well, shells. … More Info »

Why fishermen should care about the National Ocean Policy

As I gaze appreciatively out on the harbor this morning, I must remind myself that I sat down to write about some things that are happening in Washington that might forever change the character of life here in Friendship. The connections between the two places, at least in my thoughts today, are the budgetary battles in Washington over whether to restrict funding for the implementation of the National Ocean Policy and the important regional ocean planning efforts that should soon follow. … More Info »

New England’s listening session on the National Ocean Policy was this week – how did fishing factor into the conversation?

On Monday, June 27th, the National Ocean Council (NOC) held a listening session in Exeter, NH for New Englanders to learn about and comment on the NOC’s Strategic Action Plans to achieve the nine priority objectives of the National Ocean … More Info »

A Crossroads at Sea

This summer we mark two very different anniversaries. Thirty years ago, New Englanders faced oil drilling on the iconic Georges Bank. Several active test wells were being drilled, and oil companies were gearing up for full-scale drilling operations in New … More Info »