Tagged NEFMC

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

This week’s news roundup: discussion of NOAA’s potential move from the Department of Commerce to the Department of the Interior, talking fishery management with Maine fisherman Glen Libby, and updates on menhaden conservation and the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 16

Fish Talk in this week’s news: Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment, fish may be more susceptible to ocean acidification than previously thought, the Coast Guard and fishermen work together to find mutually agreeable solutions, and a new app to track the mercury in your sushi. … More Info »

Overfishing 101: Dissecting Sectors

New England groundfish fishermen have operated for more than a year under a new system of cooperative fishing groups called sectors. And as often happens with any transformation within an industry, some have prospered, while others have not. Some government officials are asking the federal government to overturn these reforms, but others say leave the basic system alone. So what’s really happening? … More Info »

Peter Shelley: Call to oust chief of NOAA is bad for a fishing industry in flux

In late October, Senator Scott Brown called for the resignation of NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. CLF’s Peter Shelley wrote the following Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe in response to Senator Brown’s statement: Call to oust chief of … More Info »

Fishermen to Council: Sectors are working; don’t make any drastic changes

“Stability” was the key word at last week’s workshop convened by the New England Fishery Management Council to discuss lessons learned from the groundfish fishery’s first year under the sector management system. The two-day meeting, held in Portland, Maine, brought together NEFMC members and staff, sector representatives, and members of the fishing community and public to share their experiences under the new management system and discuss ways the system could be improved going forward. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 28

Update: Our new look will actually launch this Wednesday, November 2. Sorry for the delay! We haven’t been posting as much as usual lately, but for a good reason! We’ve been hard at work planning a new look for TalkingFish.org, … More Info »

New England Council Makes a Move on Herring

We’ve lately been reporting on the progress of the New England Fishery Management Council to protect river herring and make other important changes in the Atlantic herring fishery. This process took a step forward last week when the Council voted … More Info »

Focus going forward should be on making the New England Council and sector management work – not on repeating unsubstantiated arguments

Monday’s Boston field hearing of the Senate Committee of Commerce, Science, and Transportation was good political theater.  Senator Kerry and Senator Begich from Alaska, chair of the Committee, tried their best to create a constructive and positive atmosphere for the … More Info »

Care about river herring? Then pay attention this week!

Recently we covered the pending bans on fishing for river herring in most Atlantic state waters. But what protections are afforded to these fish when they travel beyond states’ jurisdiction three miles from shore into federally-controlled waters? Unfortunately, none. As … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, August 25

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 Talking Fish readers: On the … More Info »