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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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, residents claim ownership on Spinney Creek in attempt to stop aquaculture expansion; startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans; researchers try to design a lifejacket for lobstermen; scientists address myths and misinformation about seals; a day-long dialogue between fishing and wind industries nets some progress; and WCAI reports on the importance of Atlantic salmon in New England. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Cape Ann Seafood Exchange reopens; NOAA declares seal die-off an ‘unusual mortality event’; Massachusetts raises fines for fishing poachers; local groups receive money to hunt green crabs; and the right whale spotted off Martha’s Vineyard likely died of entanglement. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, U.S. Border Patrol rankles Canadian fishermen; New England Senators support lobster industry facing Chinese tariffs; Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to lead groundbreaking research effort; local lobsterman to test ropeless buoy equipment; seals return to local waters; and Maine lobster industry braces for looming bait shortage. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 15

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC’s April Council meeting is next week; NOAA announces increases to groundfish common pool possession and trip limits; a SMAST scallop researcher is denied federal funding; an op-ed says small-boat fishermen seek to protect the fishery; an oyster hatchery sows pearls of wisdom on climate change; a Gloucester photojournalist publishes a coffee-table book; and a video shows a horde of seals off Chatham. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a released revised draft of the Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill could award domestic fisheries the right to the label “sustainable”, as well as provide Rhode Island with voting representation on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; an analysis of bird diets and population trends suggests trouble for marine birds dependent on forage fish; Cape Cod lobstermen say their safety is put on the line with new federal regulations to protect right whales; Cape Cod fishermen feel increasing pressure from seal populations on fish stocks; in an interview with the Boston Globe, Paul Greenberg examines why the United States imports 90 percent of its seafood; price shocks occur in the clam market as a result of rain closures in Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 25

Gray Seals

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Chatham fishermen criticize plans for the distribution of federal disaster aid to Massachusetts fishermen; WBUR highlights Cape Cod fishermen struggling with the effects of depleted stocks; Massachusetts bans the possession of shark fins; Senator Begich releases a new version of his Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill; WGBH discusses the effects of climate change on fisheries; Senator Murkowski introduces legislation to block the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument; NEFMC executive director Tom Nies says Oceana’s bycatch report is misleading; growing gray seal populations cause controversy; local lobstermen oppose rules intended to reduce whale entanglements; the Portland Press Herald talks to a lobsterman who has been fishing for 77 years. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 30

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Boston chefs host sustainable seafood dinners; a dolphin die-off is linked to a virus; the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance provides seafood to a food bank and diversifies to surf clams; scientists locate a right whale breeding ground in the Gulf of Maine; Nantucket recreational fishermen clash with seals; distributors are enjoying the lobster boom; scientists study deep-sea corals; NEFMC members discuss the shifting state of New England’s fish species; Maine surveys green crabs; a Buzzfeed article focuses on elver buyer Bill Sheldon; Arctic terns are rapidly declining in Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Science and Statistical Committee discusses yellowtail and haddock; an opinion piece says Saltonstall-Kennedy funds should go to research, not NOAA; magazines argue over the high consumer price of lobster; Massachusetts’ summer flounder season ends; marine protected areas can protect fish populations without hurting fishermen; California serves as an example of successful coexistence with growing seal populations; scientists tag 20 loggerhead sea turtles. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Commerce Department appoints new Fishery Management Council members; MAFMC imposes the first ever federal catch limits on shad and river herring; John Tierney’s Farm Bill amendment for fisheries loans fails; high landings of Canadian lobster push down prices; the Globe highlights the plight of fishermen and GMRI releases a new report on cod; scientists tag gray seals; TNC collaborates with New Hampshire fishermen to buy groundfish permits; Pew’s John Crawford responds to the Gloucester Daily Times; NMFS shuts down longlining for large bluefin for the rest of the year. … More Info »