Tagged right whales

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, environmentalists weigh in on whale rules for lobster industry; Vineyard Wind renews commitment to offshore wind project despite delays; Codfather to pay $500K for dumping oily bilge; and July was the hottest month ever recorded. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries announces public scoping meetings for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan; two percent of the world’s right whales have died in the last two months; changing climate boosts Maine lobster industry; NOAA Fisheries explores electronic reporting as a supplemental source of recreational fishing data; and seals on Cape Cod are more than just shark bait. … More Info »

The Road to Ropeless Fishing Gear

Entanglement in fishing gear is the leading cause of North Atlantic right whale mortality. But there is good news. The road to ropeless is underway, and this technology can benefit both the iconic right whale and New England’s fisheries. … More Info »

Hey Maine- this fluke is for you!

Maine claims that right whales are not at risk in its waters, but sightings maps tell another story. Blog by Regina Asmutis-Silvia of Whale and Dolphin Conservation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 5

In the week’s Fish Talk in the News, baby lobster numbers spell trouble for the population; NEFMC is seeking feedback and applications; spate of right whale deaths has almost wiped out recent population gains; and NOAA Fisheries asks groundfish fishermen to take their survey. … More Info »

How Right Whale Poop Plays an Essential Role in the Ocean Ecosystem

North Atlantic right whales are an iconic New England species that attract tourists and locals alike to the ocean, hoping to catch a glimpse. Research has indicated that North Atlantic right whales also play a key role in marine ecosystems in an unexpected way. Ironically, these whales might just be most important during their least attractive moments: when they poop. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Vineyard Wind seeks proposals for whale detection technology; a new study on Cape Cod port profiles looks to aid commercial fishermen; bait shortage means a change for lobsters’ diet; and a pediatric physician group recommends children eat more seafood. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries seeks comments on proposed recreational management measure for cod and haddock; scientists link Gulf of Maine warming to decline in right whales’ food supply; Maine passes law to help sick lobstermen keep their licenses; NOAA implements new dogfish catch limits; and five types of seafood dominate New England seafood counters. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries proposes approval of 20 groundfish sectors; Maine lobster value increases but scallop landings decrease; Rep. Moulton reintroduces right whale legislation; NOAA Fisheries announces closure of Herring Management Area 2; and NOAA looks to unjam fishing permit backlog. … More Info »

Gillnet Interactions with Right Whales Fall Under Scrutiny

As the New England Fishery Management Council begins work on its 2019 priorities, a group of six conservation organizations called on our regional managers to develop measures that minimize interactions between Council-managed fisheries that use sink gillnets and critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales. … More Info »