Tagged Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 13

On July 9th, in a major victory for alewives, the EPA directed Maine’s Attorney General to take action to allow alewives and other small fish species to access habitat above the Grand Falls Dam in the St. Croix River.  A … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 3

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, Mike Palmer explains how uncertainty comes into play in stock assessments and how it is accounted for. … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 2

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, Mike Palmer explains the basic steps to conduct a stock assessment and the role of models in stock assessments. … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 1

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, the first in the series, Mike Palmer talks about his background and interest in fisheries science and the types of data used in stock assessments. … More Info »

A behind the scenes peek at the Gulf of Maine cod stock assessments

What really happened to Gulf of Maine cod? Heather Goldstone of Climatide investigated last week by talking to Liz Brooks and Mike Palmer, two of the scientists at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center who were involved in producing the 2011 Gulf of Maine cod stock assessment. … More Info »

An Inconvenient Truth About Gulf of Maine Cod

Many in New England were recently stunned by the news that the region’s prized codfish are in much deeper trouble than anyone had realized. The bleak conclusion of the most recent scientific assessment was unexpected, because just three years earlier cod appeared to show signs of recovery. Fishermen, scientists, and others have rightfully been asking, “What happened?” … More Info »

Chefs Collaborative: Why accurate fish stock assessments matter

Who should we be paying attention to when it comes to getting definitive information about the health of our domestic fish stocks? Government scientists, ocean conservation groups and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations), fishermen…? All the parties play important roles in contributing data and analysis. The fact is that it’s complicated! … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, September 22

  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: Yesterday, … More Info »

New England Fishery Science is Top Notch

Jud Crawford is a science and policy manager for the Pew Environment Group Determining the past, present and future health of wild fish in the ocean is the complex task that scientists at New England’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center face … More Info »