Tagged Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Happy Halloween!

Everyday could be Halloween in the ocean with animals like the goblin shark and vampire squid swimming around. Even New England has its fair share of spooky ocean dwellers. Here are some of our favorites. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Massachusetts creates new commission to study ocean acidification; police seize scallop catch and arrest New Bedford captain; Senator Warren calls for Rafael’s permits to stay in New Bedford; and Massachusetts lawmakers tell Trump to keep marine monument protections. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fishermen lose monument suit; New England shrimp population is still depleted; new film focuses on a war over “Gray Zone” lobster; and New England fishery staff are optimistic about another big scallop year. … More Info »

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against New England’s Marine National Monument

A federal judge ruled that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was lawfully created. The ruling confirms that the Antiquities Act can be used to protect the ocean, keeping these underwater spaces safe from commercial fishing and oil drilling. … More Info »

Celebrating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Happy Anniversary! This Saturday, September 15th, marks two years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, providing full and permanent protection for this remarkable ecosystem for generations to come. … More Info »

No Economic Impact from Atlantic Monument Designation

Now that the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument has been in place for nearly two years, we can show that the designation has had no economic impact on the commercial fishing industry. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Trump officials drafted plans to eliminate New England’s marine monument; weekly landing limits for herring get an increase; Maine lobster prices hold steady despite trade concerns; College of the Atlantic launches partnership with largest U.S. seaweed farm; and the lobster industry may face higher trap prices. … More Info »

Why wouldn’t we support the New England Marine Monument?

Whatever your political leanings, one has to acknowledge that the Obama Administration did something extraordinary last fall. Through the Antiquities Act, it protected almost five thousand miles of an incredibly biodiverse piece of ocean off of New England from large-scale extraction, while preserving recreational fishing access. This was the first such action to protect large-scale ecosystems on the East Coast, and it was generally supported by the recreational fishing community. … More Info »

World Wildlife Day: Lowest North Atlantic right whale calving season in 15 years intensifies need for solutions

North Atlantic right whales have made headlines lately, and not just because they’re spending time off the coast of Cape Cod. Sadly, reports about the endangered whales have focused on the news that birth rates are now below the mortality rate – indicating population decline. Just three calves were born this winter, the lowest rate in at least 15 years. … More Info »

A Review of 2016 on Talking Fish

Many of us, Talking Fish included, are ready to leave 2016 behind and wish for the best in the New Year. But it’s still valuable to reflect on the past year and review some of the major topics that we covered around New England’s fisheries. Merriam Webster chose “surreal” as the 2016 word of the year; it seems a similar sentiment can be applied to the world of New England fisheries in 2016, as we encountered many ups and downs throughout the year. … More Info »