Tagged scallops

Scallopers Haul Back a Short-Sighted Vision

Perhaps the most interesting and troubling testimony coming from Senator Warren’s recent fish disaster hearing in Boston came from the scallop industry representatives. On paper this is the most valuable federal fishery in the U.S.—average large boat gross revenues in 2011 were $1,728,000 for about 75 days at sea with trip costs of about $2,000 per day. With this record of financial success, along with the constant reminder that New Bedford is the highest revenue grossing port in the nation, it’s odd that industry reps painted two different pictures. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, ocean acidification will affect squid; puffins may be in trouble due to depleted herring populations; NOAA cancels furloughs; Maine celebrates the reopening of fishways on the St. Croix; Omega Protein will pay $5.5 million in fines for Clean Water Act violations; the Maine Legislature wants a $3.5 million bond to subsidize groundfish permit purchases; fourteen sea scallop research projects receive $12.5 million in grants. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, stakeholders discuss Magnuson reauthorization at the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries conference in DC, NOAA releases its 2013 scallop regulations, alewives are historically and ecologically important to Maine; SMAST develops new yellowtail survey methods; John Bullard defends NOAA’s groundfish regulations; the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces new fisheries grants; two new sensors in the Gulf of Maine will monitor red tide blooms. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, members of Congress from New England ask for funding for at-sea monitoring; John Bullard makes a decision on sector carryover; The New York Times discusses the risks of opening closed areas; an opinion piece argues fishermen have taken too much blame for the fisheries crisis; NOAA reviews management measures for scallops; the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce begins the second phase of an investigation into fisheries rulemaking. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 16

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC takes action on yellowtail flounder; recreational fishermen support menhaden conservation; stakeholders debate how to allocate potential disaster aid; the Department of Commerce declares a disaster for fisheries in New York and New Jersey; the Foley Fish Company obtains MSC certification. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC moves to open closed areas; John Bullard reverses his decision on a seasonal gillnetting closure; NOAA proposes exempting scallopers from accountability measures on yellowtail bycatch; a report highlights the culture of distrust between fishermen and regulators; the Center for American Progress explains stock assessments; NOAA finds deep water coral hotspots on Georges Bank; the Boston Globe exposes problems with underweight seafood sold to New England consumers. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC Groundfish Committee proposes opening closed areas; blanket shark fin bans may hurt the sustainable dogfish industry; Gloucester fishing personalities comment on warm waters this summer; a NOAA report ranks New Bedford first in the country in fishing revenues; cod stocks move north in response to record-setting warm water temperatures; the scallop quota could take a heavy cut over the next two years due to poor recruitment. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 31st

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a draft disaster relief package for the Northeast groundfishery; the mayor of New Bedford asks NEFMC not to reduce the catch limit for yellowtail flounder; dogfish receives MSC certification; NMFS adopts a new scallop stock assessment technique; warmer waters may be changing the distribution of New England fish stocks; the Ocean Health Index gives US oceans a low score for food production; and Coast Guard safety inspections for fishing vessels become mandatory this fall. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 17th

This week in Fish Talk in the News: Canadian lobster fishermen reach a deal with processors; a New Bedford scalloper sues the federal government over harsh fines; infections grow in Massachusetts striped bass; the “rust tide” strikes Buzzards Bay; New Hampshire promotes new oyster farms; the Bigelow Laboratory receives $1 million in grants; and fishermen are concerned with poor data on monkfish. … More Info »

The Catch of Climate Change: Increased OA and Temperatures Could Directly Impact New England Fisheries and Revenues

Nancy Shrodes is a volunteer for the Ocean Conservation Program at the Conservation Law Foundation. She recently graduated from Tufts University (class of 2011), majoring in Environmental Science with a focus in marine biology. The Catch of Climate Change is … More Info »