Tagged Northern shrimp

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 12

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, communities react to the start of spring herring runs; Maine’s legislature approves a bill to open fishways on the St. Croix to alewives; other Maine bills would help out large vessels and allow groundfishermen to sell lobster bycatch; the elver fishery continues to draw crime and controversy; New Bedford processors diversify; healthy menhaden stocks support smallmouth bass; the disastrous Gulf of Maine shrimp season ends; debate on closed areas continues. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the northern shrimp season flounders; sharks granted additional protections by Cites; Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings begin; scientists are concerned about ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine; the Maine lobster fishery earns MSC certification; SMAST will conduct a review of New England groundfish stock assessments; NEFMC member Matt McKenzie discusses the decline of cod stocks; the groundfish committee resumes discussion on Amendment 18. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, industry members respond to cod catch cuts; lobstermen discuss options for avoiding a glut; northern shrimp catches are low; new dogfish research says they don’t migrate as much as expected; Carl Safina supports groundfish closed areas; John Tierney introduces a new diaster relief bill, Vito Giacalone is exonerated by an independent review. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 25th

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the SSC sets 2013 Allowable Biological Catch for three stocks; John Bullard denies a request for interim measures; the New England shrimp season begins; the Marine Fisheries Institute will review the groundfish stock assessment process; concern over a loss of fisheries advocates in Congress; an investigation into fisheries rulemaking finds flaws in recordkeeping. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, ASMFC makes sharp cuts in the 2013 northern shrimp quota; the Boston Globe continues its investigation of seafood fraud; congressmen attempt to tack aid for groundfishermen onto a Hurricane Sandy relief package; a Gloucester Daily Times editorial supports the Amendment 18 process; Cape Cod towns want more shark monitoring; NOAA proposes new rules to help target healthy dogfish and redfish stocks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

Interesting stories this week: Bad grade on ocean policy for the federal govt, mermaids, yeast research and shrimp risks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 17

A weekly roundup of stories we think will interest readers. This week: news and opinion on Gulf of Maine cod regulations and fisheries science, the end of this year’s Gulf of Maine shrimp season. … More Info »

Maine shrimp: From boom to bust

Maine or “Northern” Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) have been targeted by fishermen in the Gulf of Maine for generations and are the small, delicious shrimp that normally make their way to our appetizer or dinner plates for the holiday season. This year though, Maine shrimp will be much harder to come by as the fishing season has been shortened due to a decline in the population according to the most recent population assessment. … More Info »