Tagged NEFMC

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its annual Fisheries of the United States report; the federal government files and appeal regarding forfeiture of Carlos Rafael’s permits; NEFMC undertakes an independent review to assess past performance and solicit suggestions for improvement; Atlantic sturgeon population slowly improves; and Cape Cod fishermen have high hopes for halibut. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 9

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will begin to survey scallops in the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area; a joint USA-Canada research expedition was launched in the Gulf of Maine, and a bill to secretly put tracking devices on lobster boats was passed in the Maine Senate … More Info »

Why for the love of river herring I went to frigid Plymouth for a sea herring meeting

On Tuesday, February 7, when wind driven snow slashed across the bay, in Plymouth the fate of a small silver fish and a fishery was being decided at a meeting of the New England Fishery Management Council’s Herring Committee. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 3

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, value of Maine lobster exports to China on pace to triple for 2016; quota for elver could change in 2018; witch flounder catch limit doubles; Maine state representatives propose new lobster bills; Maine man tackles commercial fishing without a net; lobstermen question need for restrictions to help species; fishery managers seek to avoid another herring shortage; and New England’s effort to research declining shrimp is underway. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather’s trial is delayed; a new camera can help assess cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine; NEFMC selects preferred alternatives for the IFM Amendment; NEFMC moves forward on herring Amendment 8 and takes no action on Framework Adjustment 5; lobster blood could be the next best thing; and right whales return to Cape Cod. … More Info »

The Well-Done, the Wait-and-See, and the Do-Your-Job: NEFMC Approves 2017 Management Priorities

Last week, the New England Fishery Management Council released its approved 2017 management priorities. Some priorities will contribute towards significant progress for New England’s fisheries, for some it’s too early to tell, and others were, once again, pushed off. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC sets 2017 priorities; NOAA Fisheries releases Northeast Regional Climate Action Plan; plan for imperiled shark doesn’t please all conservationists; two fisheries achieve certification from the Marine Stewardship Council; and an Atlantic Ocean area the size of Virginia is protected from deep-sea fishing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 16

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the U.S. takes a stronger role in international fisheries; Maine lobstermen are accused of “scrubbing” female lobsters of eggs; a tagging study of gray seals could cost a half millions dollars; Massachusetts DMF seeks a shrimp trawler for a population study; scallop fishermen stay closer to home; and overfished halibut is under scrutiny as Maine’s catch increases. … More Info »

A Vote To Be Thankful For: Council Says No Lobster and Crab Exemption from Coral Amendment

It is important to acknowledge when a good management decision has been made, and last week the New England Fishery Management Council did just that. For the second time, the Council voted against a motion that would have exempted the lobster and crab pot/trap fisheries in the Gulf of Maine from analysis in the draft Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment, notwithstanding barely-veiled warnings of civil disobedience from some lobster quarters in Maine. The vote was the right one. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine officials catch a lobstermen with 150+ more lobster traps than allowed; a Massachusetts lobsterman lands 183 illegal lobsters; new lobster trap technology could reduce whale entanglements; the future of the Atlantic menhaden fishery management is up for debate; double feature tonight at New Bedford’s Fishing Heritage Center; a historic settlement agreement is reached to remove Saccarappa dams; scallop fishermen will be allowed to catch more next year; a new type of trawl net avoids cod; and NEFMC addresses Marine National Monument overlap issues. … More Info »