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Celebrating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

Happy Anniversary! This Saturday, September 15th, marks two years since President Obama designated the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, providing full and permanent protection for this remarkable ecosystem for generations to come. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 10

In this edition of Fish talk in the News, regulators revisit the chance of reopening Maine’s shrimp fishery; GMRI launches Voices of the Gulf of Maine video series; fish can recognize human faces; shad and river herring are pouring into the Penobscot; South shore lobster fishermen seek exemption from a closure; the UN agreement to stop IUU fishing will go take effect; Governor LePage criticizes the proposed EU lobster ban; and the U.S. Attorney’s office indicts a Gloucester seafood executive for tax fraud. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 20

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, celebrate Endangered Species Day today; celebrate World Fish Migration Day tomorrow; harvest season for biggest U.S. producer of baby eels wraps up; Senators Blumenthal and Portman ask president to expand seafood traceability rule; and boaters should watch out for whales. … More Info »

This Whale of a Photo Says a lot about Keeping Oceans Healthy

The return of that whale, nicknamed “Rockaway Jerry,” and dozens of other whales to New York’s waters is partly due to smarter management of our ocean resources. It’s a success story that we would like to see a lot more of, as we seek to modernize the nation’s principal ocean fishery management law to take the needs of whales like Rockaway Jerry into account. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 30

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a new study links declining cod stocks and ocean warming; NOAA Fisheries publishes annual report on national seafood landings and value; warmer waters benefit invasive species; ocean acidification impacts Maine’s shellfish; more can be done to combat climate change in the region; Canadian cod makes a comeback; NOAA Administrator visits New England; and a free lecture series on the whaling industry and conservation begins next week. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 8

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA estimates the numbers of breeding cod to be only at 3-4% of the target levels; a study found that whales’ contribution to ocean health is crucial; The National Audubon Society has asked for citizen help in an effort to understand how to aid an endangered Atlantic puffin population in the Gulf of Maine; poor oxygen levels throughout the water column in the Seekonk River led to the death of a couple hundred mature menhaden; as part of an effort to reduce whale entanglements in lobster fishing gear, new regulations were issued by the NMFS; the latest draft of the Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization bill would allow for councils to charge a fee of management programs; Maine’s new ocean acidification commission met to discuss its strategy for facing future challenges; a study indicates the Gulf of Maine spiny dogfish population is much bigger than past estimates suggested. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 11

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Governor Patrick announces a series of meetings to discuss the allocation of $8.2 million in federal disaster aid; Cape oyster farmers are angered by a letter from the District Attorney in defense of a fish seller who sold stolen oysters; USFWS and NOAA designate critical habitat for loggerhead sea turtles; scalloped hammerhead sharks are added to the endangered species list; research suggests whales play a large role in buffering marine ecosystems against environmental stresses; oyster farms thrive in Maine and Rhode Island; the Western Pacific Council opposes President Obama’s expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine Sanctuary; a California town emulates Cape Cod in creating a community quota fund; the federal government investigates a set-aside program in New York; NOAA awards grants to SMAST for scallop research. … More Info »