Tagged sharks

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 8

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management needs to keep pace with climate change; NEFSC seeks applicants to prepare benchmark stock assessments; NOAA grants $10 million under Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program; efforts to save a beached great white are unsuccessful; and a town in Maine works to restore historic fish passage. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 4

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups and stakeholders call for a marine national monument; NOAA announces town hall meeting for canyons and seamounts; Cape and Island lawmakers express concern over federal fishery disaster aid distribution; low clam supply in Maine drives prices up; Portsmouth Public Library celebrates Maritime Month; New Bedford Public Library will display a new fishing industry multi-media exhibit; Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen adjust to new realities; The Cape sees an abundance of great white sharks; and efforts to save a beach basking shark fail. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 18

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA announces National Habitat Policy; Maine sets new rules for recreational fishing; anglers catch large fish in Casco Bay fishing tournament; NOAA adjusts catch limits for NE groundfish sectors and common pool vessels; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy continues to study great white shark activity off Cape Cod; RI recreational fishing captain says stock assessments are important for fish and fishermen; alewives help restore ecosystem balance to lakes and rivers; and a letter to the editor calls for a full-time representative for Gloucester fishing interests. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Governor Baker supports fishermen on the monitoring funding issue; Dr. Sylvia Earle dives Cashes Ledge; Maine elver quota remains the same; ocean noise threatens whales; fish oil may help psychotic disease; NEFMC has vacancies on its Groundfish Advisory Panel; read the Portland Press Herald Saltwater Fishing Report; thousands sign on to petition to stop transport of shark fins; NMFS reduces northern red hake possession limit; and NMFS announces new slippage rules for Atlantic mackerel. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Mass delegates send a letter to NOAA regarding lobster monitors; electronic monitoring provides timely and accurate data; NOAA Fisheries releases a new interactive scallop management map; researchers spot 17 great whites off Cape Cod; a new memorial in Seabrook honors lost fishermen; scientists use drones in marine research; NOAA issues a proposed rule to protect marine mammals in international fishing; and Atlantic salmon smolts may survive the dam but die downstream. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 17

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, big herring catches in New England are a concern; NOAA denies petition to close Gulf of Maine cod fishery; NEFSC will host fishermen outreach meetings regarding upcoming stock assessments; Massachusetts is distributing the second phase of federal fishery disaster aid; calls to lobstermen about on-board observers have decreased; Massachusetts south shore towns install shark-detecting buoys; beachgoers and state officials save a beached great white shark; Center for Coastal Studies frees an entangled humpback whale; boaters should be aware of migrating leatherback sea turtles; Maine lobstermen catch a large one; MA school district joins GMRI’s seafood certification system; bait and tackle retailers generate $2.3 billion for U.S. economy; and 2014 was hottest year on record on land and sea. … More Info »

The Basking Shark, A Modern Marine Mystery

Basking sharks are a common sight in our waters. Dr. Jon Witman from Brown University has spotted the sharks at Cashes Ledge, and there have already been reports this year of sightings off the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFMC and the Northeast Consortium announce funding for collaborative fish spawning projects; NEFMC’s June newsletter is now available; veteran lobstermen say not to worry about the season’s slow start; NMFS will revise the Atlantic migratory species management plan; a Maine bill to limit scallop harvest dies in committee; a study finds that nearly a third of black sea bass change sex; researchers tag Cape Cod’s first great white shark of the season; a Mainer designs a new use for old and new lobster traps; U.S. consumers should expand their seafood choices; a 1 in 50 million lobster is caught is Maine; and a stolen piece of shark art is recovered. … More Info »

Beyond the Sensationalism: Shark Week Matters for Public Perception of Sharks

David Shiffman wrote a blog this week entitled “Does Shark Week portrayal of sharks matter?” It’s no exaggeration to say that most Shark Week programming focuses on sensationalism – it is entertainment, after all – and tends to ignore or leave out some scientific information about sharks. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 26

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Regional Administrator suggests using NE disaster funds to pay for monitoring, fishermen voice opposition; a new study on cod in Norway relates to New England groundfish closures; why are bluefin tuna going hungry in a sea full of fish?; alewives reach highest number in twenty years; Maine’s elver season ends successfully; U.S. Senate committee approves funding for NOAA fisheries; lawmakers seek $65 million to clean up Long Island Sound; ASMFC seeks a management plan for Jonah crabs; NOAA announces more than $25 million in grants for fishery projects; and Cape Cod’s summer shark season has begun. … More Info »