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Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 6

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, mercury levels in Gulf of Maine tuna are on the decline; regulators ask New England fishermen to help study imperiled shrimp; NOAA Fisheries asks boaters to watch for right whales; Wellfleet shellfishermen worry about the impact of the month long harvesting ban; and a mystery at sea unfolds in New Bedford. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Connecticut Surfcasters Association calls for strengthening the Magnuson-Stevens Act; new research says minimum size limits may be flawed and big fish should be protected, too; rough conditions lead to a rocky trip for Gloucester fishermen; the comment period on new bluefin tuna regulations ends; elver fishermen are still split on methods to reduce catch; the decline of Maine shrimp and boom of Maine lobster are both linked to warming water; NRDC releases a report on marine mammal bycatch by foreign fisheries, but WWF Canada takes issue with its assertion that Canadian lobster and crab fisheries hurt right whales. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a former NEFMC member argues that this isn’t New England’s first groundfish crisis; river herring restoration takes off in Rhode Island; Maine shrimp fishermen hope a moratorium will help stocks recover; a Montauk fisherman survived twelve hours adrift after falling overboard; State Senator Tarr introduces a bill to market Massachusetts seafood; Maine regulators develop a rockweed management plan; Maine’s Department of Marine Resources holds the last public hearing on elver catch cuts; a new study says overfishing can permanently alter ecosystems; local cod are scarce in Cape Cod restaurants. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Northern Shrimp are the first casualty of rising sea temperatures; an op-ed asks the Connecticut congressional delegation to strengthen Magnuson-Stevens; shad are recovering in the Potomac; federal fisheries aid is still under discussion in Congress; oyster farming is helping the recovery of Maine’s aquaculture industry; a new seafood processing business is planned for Eastport, Maine; Maine scallop divers are dwindling in number, but still going strong; NOAA announces a new effort to improve fisheries data collection and management; rising sea levels threaten habitat for 233 federally protected species. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 13

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA announces its final rule to open portions of the groundfish closed areas; Rhode Island and New Hampshire join Martha Coakley’s lawsuit to raise catch limits; Republican members of Congress will release a draft Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill next week; Massachusetts lawmakers comment on proposed bluefin tuna regulations; Maine fishermen say the cancellation of the shrimp season will create economic challenges; NMFS makes a rule requiring reduced speed in right whale habitat permanent; ocean acidification may make fish anxious; Maine considers individual quotas or a derby fishery for elvers. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the 2014 Gulf of Maine shrimp season has been cancelled, the Massachusetts Attorney General and Conservation Law Foundation file motions for summary judgment in their groundfish cases; Rowan Jacobsen documents his time on a NOAA stock assessment survey vessel; John McMurray advocates precautionary forage fish management; the New York times promotes the value of marine reserves for building resilience to climate change; Brian Rothschild explains his goals for Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization; Maine’s coastal scallop and sea urchin dragging seasons begin. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 29

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, small spring plankton blooms may affect cod and hake; right whales are conspicuously absent from their usual feeding grounds; fishermen respond to the Council’s inaction on herring trawling observer coverage; ICCAT maintains bluefin quotas; Maine’s coastal scallop fishery is recovering; the ASMFC recommends a moratorium on Maine shrimp fishing; the Large Pelagics Research Center seeks funding; Maine announces board members for its lobster marketing initiative; the red knot depends on horseshoe crabs for survival. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 15

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, dogfish are plentiful, but consumers want cod; rising water temperatures bring new fish to New England; Maine introduces changes to elver management for 2014, but they may cause conflict; SMAST tests its video fish counting equipment; local groups team up to provide fishermen with low-cost pingers; the ASMFC says Maine shrimp are in bad shape; 38 lawmakers ask congressional leaders for fishing disaster aid; Maine tests new green crab control measures; a community development corporation helps a seafood cannery and the town it supports; scientists say ocean acidification could increase 170% by 2100; MAFMC member John McMurray calls for comprehensive river herring management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 18

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Center for Biological Diversity files suit against the EPA on ocean acidification; a Gloucester Daily Times editorial calls the Omnibus Habitat Amendment process worthless; lobsters may be the new symbol of climate change; the reopening of surf clam beds is a good example of cooperation between fishermen and regulators; Gloucester and New Bedford receive grants to revitalize their ports; the shutdown caused delays in seafood plant inspections; ASMFC surveys show Maine shrimp are in terrible shape. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 20

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the State of New Hampshire joins Martha Coakley’s lawsuit to raise catch limits; the Coast Guard suspends its search for a reported missing vessel; a newly released report makes recommendations to improve vessel safety; lawmakers and fishermen push back against the MSC certification process; a Vibrio outbreak forces more oyster closures; Brian Rothschild patents a new electronic monitoring method and publishes a paper calling for multi-species assessment methods; charter boat operators argue against a Dedicated Habitat Research Area on Stellwagen Bank; Governor Patrick asks the US Small Business Administration to provide subsidized loans to fishermen; Gulf of Maine shrimp trawl surveys are the lowest on record. … More Info »