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Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA revises carryover rules to comply with a court ruling; the ASMFC discusses elver regulations; dam removals on the Kennebec River have helped river herring populations recover; the Nemasket River herring run declines; dead menhaden found floating off Virginia may be linked to an Omega Protein vessel; an editorial calls byatch “a frightening waste of fish”; Maine lobstermen are unhappy about new rules to reduce whale entanglements; Massachusetts lifts red tide shellfish closures; oyster reef restoration in the Great Bay estuary is making good progress; an editorial highlights the threat of ocean acidification and calls for local responses; a letter to the editor argues a strong Magnuson-Stevens Act can strengthen local seafood markets; climate change alters the marine life of Long Island Sound. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the FAO releases its State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report; river herring run across New England; NEFSC releases a new Ecosystem Advisory showing high sea surface temperatures; the NEFMC releases the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Omnibus Habitat Amendment; a new NOAA report shows the importance of shallow-water bottom habitat; volunteers count horseshoe crabs; Maine indefinitely closes part of the lower Penobscot to lobster fishing due to mercury contamination; a Maine lobsterman is charged for possessing undersized lobsters; Duxbury’s oyster farms thrive; Jon Grabowski develops a framework to evaluate fishing gear impacts on habitat types; sand lance return to Stellwagen and bring humpback whales with them. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 9

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the 2014 National Climate Assessment reports on climate impacts on oceans; the Massachusetts House moves to block an oyster farm in Mashpee; New Hampshire fishermen respond to NOAA reports on U.S. fisheries; river herring runs on the Cape grow stronger; Maine organizations seek volunteers to count alewives; Maine Fair Trade Lobster brings more lobster processing capacity to Maine; NOAA announces two Habitat Focus Areas; the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting a criminal investigation related to elver fishing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 4

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the IPCC releases a new report on climate change, including marine impacts; NOAA is seeking comments on developing its own sustainable seafood certification; Maine’s DMR warns lobster fishermen to prepare for a decline in landings; dogfish are abundant in the Gulf of Maine, but there’s no market for them; alleged culprits in last summer’s Cape Cod oyster thefts appear in court; the Large Pelagics Research Center hosts a series of talks in April; NOAA’s Beaufort Laboratory may close; a Maine elver fisherman pleads guilty to underreporting his $700,000 income. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, scientist Daniel Pauly argues for stronger fisheries conservation in developing countries; despite high landings, supply still limits the lobster market; hundreds of Maine lobster fishermen sign up for health insurance; Cape Cod will host the 2015 International Oyster Symposium; Maine has set individual elver quotas for non-tribal fishermen; a new UNH study shows that leatherback turtles spend more time than expected in coastal Cape Cod waters; two Massachusetts legislators oppose a reference closed area on Stellwagen Bank; the Mid-Atlantic Council will host a webinar on spiny dogfish trip limits; the river herring Technical Expert Working Group holds its first meeting. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 14

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NERO becomes GARFO; Maine scrambles to find an elver management solution before the season begins in March; more opposition arises to Doc Hastings’ MSA reauthorization draft; a new deal allows oyster farmers to use floating gear; Maine closes more coastal scallop areas; NEFSC releases data from a cooperative flatfish survey; Massachusetts will lose $34 million in direct revenue due to depleted stocks; Massachusetts clammers meet to discuss green crabs; the Senate Oceans Caucus supports treaties to fight pirate fishing; a New Bedford Standard-Times piece focuses on homeless scallopers. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 31

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC meets and discusses Magnuson reauthorization; a new reality show seeks Maine fishermen; another study finds a link between climate change and shrinking fish; police say they have found the culprit in last summer’s oyster farm robberies; Maine and the Passamaquoddy tribe approach an agreement on elvers; a study recommends a multifaceted approach to EBFM; new research says depletion due to overfishing can be predicted; Rip Cunningham recommends caution in fishing low on the food chain; a Maine lawmaker introduces a bill to ban pesticides that could harm lobsters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Northern Shrimp are the first casualty of rising sea temperatures; an op-ed asks the Connecticut congressional delegation to strengthen Magnuson-Stevens; shad are recovering in the Potomac; federal fisheries aid is still under discussion in Congress; oyster farming is helping the recovery of Maine’s aquaculture industry; a new seafood processing business is planned for Eastport, Maine; Maine scallop divers are dwindling in number, but still going strong; NOAA announces a new effort to improve fisheries data collection and management; rising sea levels threaten habitat for 233 federally protected species. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the State of New Hampshire joins Martha Coakley’s lawsuit to raise catch limits; the Coast Guard suspends its search for a reported missing vessel; a newly released report makes recommendations to improve vessel safety; lawmakers and fishermen push back against the MSC certification process; a Vibrio outbreak forces more oyster closures; Brian Rothschild patents a new electronic monitoring method and publishes a paper calling for multi-species assessment methods; charter boat operators argue against a Dedicated Habitat Research Area on Stellwagen Bank; Governor Patrick asks the US Small Business Administration to provide subsidized loans to fishermen; Gulf of Maine shrimp trawl surveys are the lowest on record. … More Info »

Mean, Green Eating Machines: The European green crab is “one of the world’s worst invasives”

Warming ocean temperatures have allowed green crabs to persist farther and farther north along the North American coastlines. Where cold winter chills used to keep its numbers in check, populations of green crabs are now booming places like the Gulf of Maine, and they are eating their way through our precious local seafood. … More Info »