Tagged NEFMC

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, August 18

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: Rip Cunningham, … More Info »

Update from Downeast on Fish Banks

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) voted unanimously to forward Amendment 17 of the groundfish management plan to NMFS for approval and implementation. Amendment 17 establishes the state-controlled permit banks that have been set up with funds from the … More Info »

Seafoodnews.com: Gloucester, New Bedford Mayors foolishly endorsing crazies in New England

Yesterday, Seafoodnews.com ran an editorial by publisher John Sackton expressing his views that the mayors of Gloucester and New Bedford, along with other outspoken critics of sector management in New England, are spending their time foolishly promoting conspiracy theories about … More Info »

Commerce Department announces 2011 NEFMC appointments

The Commerce Department has appointed three new faces from the commercial fishing industry to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC). They are: Thomas D. Dempsey of Masssachusetts, a part-time commercial fisherman and Policy Director for the Cape Cod Commercial … More Info »

Reactions to the NEFSC Interim Report on the Groundfish Fishery

Last week, NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) released the Interim Report for Fishing Year 2010 on the Performance of the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery (May 2010-January 2011), which examines gross revenues, fishing effort, average vessel performance, distribution of revenues, … More Info »

Sometimes the Way Forward is a Step Back

The most monumental events often start from the most humble beginnings. In December 2009, the Chair of the NEFMC, John Pappalardo, sent a personal letter to the Secretary of Commerce, venting his frustration over the state of affairs between the … More Info »

Get Your Daily Dose: April Council Meeting

Today begins a three-day meeting of the NEFMC (New England Fishery Management Council), the body responsible for the oversight and planning of commercial and recreational fishing in New England. CLF’s Peter Shelley will be attending and reporting from Mystic, CT. … More Info »

Net Gain for Fish, Fishery

Peter Baker directs the Pew Environment Group’s Northeast Fisheries program. This op-ed originally ran on Saturday, April 23 in the Boston Herald. You can view the original piece here. Last May, the New England groundfish industry transitioned to a new … More Info »

Scientists Stand By Stock Assessments

Peter Shelley is Senior Counsel at CLF Massachusetts. Until 2010, Peter served as Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts. Governor Patrick’s November 2010 request for emergency action to raise catch limits of haddock, cod, and other groundfish presumed this … More Info »

Do Special Interests Control Fisheries Management?

MYTH: The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is controlled by the environmental community. TRUTH: Fishing interests dominate the Council. Last week, a “Dear Colleague” letter and hearing request to the Committee on Natural Resources were sent out by The Honorable John … More Info »