Tagged ocean acidification

An Ocean Warming: Ocean Acidification, Lobster, and the Need for More Research

For the American Lobster, ocean acidification has been shown to have devastating effects on the growth and shell building rates of juveniles, making them significantly more susceptible to threats like predation and disease. Massachusetts senators and representatives are working on a bill that will create a special commission to examine the existing and potential effects of ocean acidification on both ecologically and economically important species in the waters off of Massachusetts. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA approves new rules governing bycatch in the Atlantic herring fishery; WCAI reports on ocean acidification; Connecticut again prohibits river herring harvest; NOAA seeks public comment on modifications to red hake catch limits; NOAA and NEFMC award sea scallop research set-aside grants; USDA announces funding for aquaculture research; global scallop supply is limited in 2016 but likely to rise in 2017; and two Gloucester-based fish companies are on the hook for not paying overtime. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 25

In this edition of Fish Talk in the New, environmentalists and fishermen question new cod rules; Senators request funding for fishing safety programs; a proposed monitoring exemption is good for Cape Cod fishermen; Carl Safina asks, are community-supported fisheries a better way to buy fish?; lobsters are still on track for early arrival in Maine; and the Maine legislature is considering $3 million bond to study ocean acidification. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, February 23

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, seas are rising at their fastest rate in the last 28 centuries; NOAA reports to Congress on progress in finding bycatch solutions; Maine lawmakers look to ease restrictions on elver fishery; a new study links an Atlantic climate cycle and menhaden recruitment; Maine non-governmental organizations will form an ocean acidification council; and NOAA releases $705K for Rhode Island fishermen. … More Info »

NOAA Study: Climate Change Threatens Important Marine Fish and Invertebrate Species

Yesterday, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration released a major climate study that evaluated 82 Northeast marine fish and invertebrate species’ overall vulnerability to climate change as well as the potential for population distribution change. The researchers found that half of the species are “highly” or “very highly” vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This is the first multispecies assessment of its kind. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, global fish stocks are declining due to climate change; ocean acidification impacts migration of baby fish; NOAA’s fish models are insufficient; ropes that break more easily can help save whales; GMRI receives federal money to study fishing communities’ vulnerability to climate change; NOAA is using old whaling logbooks to study climate change; local fishermen say dogfish is a good alternative to cod; researchers are trying to raise funds to build a deepwater mussel farm; and the Fishing Communities Coalition submitted a letter objecting to using the Omnibus Appropriations bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act. … More Info »

Paris Climate Talks – Don’t Forget Our Oceans

Today, the 2015 Paris Climate Talks began. When discussing climate change, it is easy to get lost in the details of atmospheric warming and on land impacts, but a huge part of our biggest global threat is the impact on our oceans and the mitigation measures that we can – and must – take to help. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 27

Climate change steals the show in this edition of Fish Talk in the News. Read about the first three parts of the Portland Press Herald’s new series, Mayday: Gulf of Maine in Distress, as well as how scientists verify satellite data tracking temperature changes in the Gulf of Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 16

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, chief scientists urge improved monitoring of ocean acidification; Maine lobstermen oppose proposed dredge project; a Gloucester resident proposes a “fish bill”; the 15th annual Wellfleet OysterFest is this weekend; a researcher develops a better way to avoid shellfish poisoning; and the Marine Stewardship Council celebrates 15 years of sustainable seafood. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 13

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobster go for $4 per pound; global marine analysis suggests food chain collapse; marine researchers defend deep-sea bottom trawling study; U.S. representatives meet with NOAA officials about at-sea monitoring; Douglas Christel named conduit to state and federal fishery officials; and three theories on why baby lobster populations are disappearing. … More Info »