Tagged vibrio

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 22

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the NEFMC discusses observer coverage for the midwater trawl fleet; ICCAT meets to set bluefin limits; plankton are adapting poorly to climate change; Maine surveys its booming green crab population; an experimental survey finds more yellowtail than expected on Georges Bank; oyster farmers recover from a monthlong closure; Maine’s farmed salmon industry is recovering; the Center for Sustainable Fisheries discusses its plans for Magnuson; a letter to the Portland Press Herald says it’s time to address climate change and acidification; Forbes says striped bass anglers should voluntarily reduce catch; the EPA awards grants to repower eight lobster vessels. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a mussel farm is proposed adjacent to Cape Wind; surf clam beds on Georges Bank are beginning to reopen after 23 years; the New England Aquarium teams up with seafood companies to promote sustainability; a research summit focuses on industry-supported stock assessments; the Wellfleet Oyster Festival draws attention to issues faced by oyster farmers; the shutdown leaves state agencies worried they won’t be able to address marine mammal strandings; a Nature comment calls for a global ocean observatory; a new study identifies genetically distinct river herring stocks. … 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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 6

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, an NAS report evaluates the success of the Magnuson-Stevens Act; EDF’s Sarah Smith argues that closed areas can help fisheries build resilience to climate change; species distribution in New England is changing, with bonito, black sea bass, and squid moving north; Maine’s record seafood revenues in 2012 were mostly from lobster; UMass scientists prepare to tag juvenile bluefin tuna; USFWS will no longer stock the Merrimack with salmon; the NEFMC releases the agenda for its next meeting; Massachusetts closes 40 oyster beds; PCB resistant killifish in New Bedford Harbor stump scientists. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 14

This week in Fish Talk in the News: A disaster declaration for the New England groundfish fishery; fishermen oppose an increase in the minimum landing size for conch; an increase in seafood-borne illness in Maine; a new study of the importance of forage fish; NMFS denies a request to alter the gillnetting closure intended to protect porpoises; Shaw’s expands its sustainable seafood choices; a study suggests seal culling wouldn’t help fish; John Bullard continues his public listening sessions; and the US Court of Appeals upholds catch shares for West Coast groundfish. … More Info »