Tagged shellfish

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 16

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, chief scientists urge improved monitoring of ocean acidification; Maine lobstermen oppose proposed dredge project; a Gloucester resident proposes a “fish bill”; the 15th annual Wellfleet OysterFest is this weekend; a researcher develops a better way to avoid shellfish poisoning; and the Marine Stewardship Council celebrates 15 years of sustainable seafood. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 11

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobstermen face a long waitlist; Commission appoints David Pierce as Mass DMF Director; new reports compare costs of electronic monitoring and at-sea monitors; Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance launches cape shark marketing campaign; the country’s oldest commercial shellfish hatchery gets a makeover; Maine DMR will hold scallop and sea urchin public hearings; AG certifies proposed Whale Safe Fishing Act as ballot initiative; new study links herring population crash to oil exposure; Mass DMF unfolds new plan for fed aid distribution; U.S. Senate declares Sept 25th as National Lobster Day; and renowned ocean advocate Zeke Grader dies at 68. … More Info »

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 »

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 »

Ocean Acidification in the Northeast: Cod Can’t Catch a Break!

Ocean acidification, known to scientists as “the other CO₂ problem”, may cause changes to our marine fauna—including severely depleted cod—that we have only begun to wrap our heads around. Good science and planning will be necessary to help coastal ecosystems and economies adapt to this worrying trend. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 19

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate Appropriations Bill includes $150 million in fisheries disaster funding; WCAI’s “Long Haul” series continues with five more articles on New England fishing; debate continues over NOAA’s move to open protected areas to commercial fishing; Massachusetts lifts its ban on the sale of lobster tails; NOAA proposes rules to reduce marine mammal entanglements in fishing gear; state lawmakers approve funding for the Newburyport Shellfish Purification Plant. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 2

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Hurricane Sandy hits the New England fishing industry; treatment plant shutdowns close shellfishing in some areas; John Tierney promises a renewed push for aid for fishermen; Sandy sparks a conversation on climate change; fishermen and environmental groups argue over conservation measures for menhaden. … More Info »

All About Aquaculture: Environmental Risks and Benefits

This post, the third in the All About Aquaculture series, discusses the environmental risks and benefits inherent in various types of aquaculture practices and the sustainability challenges associated with aquaculture. … More Info »

All About Aquaculture: What is aquaculture, anyway?

This post, the second in a series that focuses on aquaculture, discusses the various methods and practices used by fish and shellfish farmers in raising their products. … More Info »

WHOI scientist Sarah Cooley studies the impacts of ocean acidification

Talking Fish interviews Sarah Cooley, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist, on the processes behind ocean acidification, its effects on fisheries and other industries, and the future of our oceans. … More Info »