Tagged stock assessments

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, overfished cod are not on target to rebuild by 2024; 15,000 Atlantic salmon will be put into the Penobscot River over the next three years; overfishing of Atlantic striped bass prompts action; and lobsters and fish fall victim to low oxygen levels in Cape Cod Bay. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC releases sneak peek of groundfish assessment peer review; Massachusetts AG calls on government leaders to protect right whales; it was a tough summer for Ipswich clams; and a $20 million grant was awarded to Maine institutes for DNA-based ocean monitoring. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 21

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Wholes Foods’ seafood plant is closing in Gloucester; a new stock assessment process is underway in the Northeast; climate change threatens commercial fishers from Maine to North Carolina; and NOAA announces determination not to list alewife and blueback herring under the Endangered Species Act. … More Info »

State of Denial: Fishermen disagree (again) with Gulf of Maine cod assessments

Fishermen and scientists have disagreed about the state of Gulf of Maine cod populations. Wanting to get to the bottom of the disagreement, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries implemented its own industry-based survey. The survey confirmed the conclusion of the federal stock assessments, but industry leaders continue to bash the science. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 27

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the Codfather’s trial is delayed; a new camera can help assess cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine; NEFMC selects preferred alternatives for the IFM Amendment; NEFMC moves forward on herring Amendment 8 and takes no action on Framework Adjustment 5; lobster blood could be the next best thing; and right whales return to Cape Cod. … More Info »

Proposed Rules Likely to Hurt Groundfish Fishery

The comment period for the proposed Framework Adjustment 55 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan closed last week, and NOAA Fisheries will now review the comments before issuing a final decision on two important issues: 2016-2018 catch limits for its 20 managed groundfish stocks and the adjustment of at-sea monitoring requirements. It may be beating dead horse, but it’s still important to reiterate the major sustainability and conservation concerns that should be considered with this proposed rule. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA’s climate study demands a new approach to fishery regulation; the court battle continues for at-sea monitoring; UMass Dartmouth scientists improve cod counting technology; Massachusetts-based Impact Labs develops real-time oyster monitoring; ASMFC approves 23 percent harvest reduction for recreational black sea bass fishery; states schedule hearings on Jonah crab Draft Addendum I; NOAA announces five-year action plans for eight endangered marine species; and plastic microbead pollution harms oyster reproduction. … More Info »

Catch Limits Not Enough – Habitat Protection Crucial to Reverse Cod Crisis

The crisis in New England’s cod fishery was once again on the agenda at the New England Fishery Management Council’s December meeting in Portland, Maine, and once again managers have failed to recognize the basic action needed to restore this iconic fish. … More Info »

Baked Cod – The Path Forward in an Era of Climate Change

Last week’s Science paper on the impacts of rapidly increasing ocean temperatures on cod’s reduced productivity and its long-term rebuilding potential in New England was sobering. It confirmed both the theoretical predictions associated with climate change and the recent scientific federal, state, and Canadian trawl surveys that caught incredibly few cod. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 2

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Georges Bank cod is in a dire state; NEFMC postpones decision on observer program; Coast Guard safety inspection deadline approaching; recreational fishermen find other money sources; Gulf of Maine recreational regulations will remain in place; ASMFC announces new Atlantic herring landing days; UMass Large Pelagics Research Center moves to Boston; former Patriots player supports small fishermen; Massachusetts will distribute final federal fishery disaster funds. … More Info »