Tagged yellowtail flounder

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 17

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, dogfish dominate the Gulf of Maine; great white sharks return to Cape Cod; CT congressional members call for a federal investigation in ‘unfair’ commercial fishing quotas; NOAA Fisheries announces Yellowtail Trimester Total Allowable Catch Area Closure for the common pool fishery; NOAA Fisheries announces the closure of Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Access Area; the judge orders more briefs in the Goethel lawsuit; Boston Fish Pier’s seafood business is evolving with the industry; a letter to the editor supports Governor Baker replacing seven members of the state fisheries board; and Massachusetts will decide on a $50 million restoration project. … More Info »

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, September 27

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Council makes decisions on Georges Bank yellowtail and river herring bycatch; an feature on ocean acidification highlights its potential to cause serious harm to marine life; several articles focus on changes in fish distribution due to rising sea temperatures; UMass Dartmouth creates a new fisheries research fund; the Massachusetts Port Authority focuses on revitalizing the Fish Pier; Capt. John McMurray supports rebuilding deadlines for overfished stocks. … More Info »

Another One Bites the Dust?

Georges Bank yellowtail was once one of the major species sustaining the New Bedford fleet. Caution should have led managers to consider closing this fishery and closing the areas supporting the remnant yellowtail breeding populations. That apparently was not even on the table. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 23

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Science and Statistical Committee discusses yellowtail and haddock; an opinion piece says Saltonstall-Kennedy funds should go to research, not NOAA; magazines argue over the high consumer price of lobster; Massachusetts’ summer flounder season ends; marine protected areas can protect fish populations without hurting fishermen; California serves as an example of successful coexistence with growing seal populations; scientists tag 20 loggerhead sea turtles. … More Info »

Uncertain Science Isn’t to Blame for Groundfish Crisis

The real issue is not whether there is uncertainty in fisheries management science. Of course there is, and the more you get into the weeds of fishery management science the more the numerous uncertainties reveal themselves. The real issue is how managers choose to deal with the uncertainty that is inherent in fisheries management. In New England, by and large, they deal with it badly. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, June 28

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, another Boston Globe opinion piece says Martha Coakley’s lawsuit will have negative consequences; NOAA’s John Bullard hosts a conference call to discuss industry recovery; a new yellowtail assessment will involve industry participation; Penny Pritzker is confirmed as Commerce Secretary; the Hook changes its name; members of Congress ask for a higher bluefin tuna catch limit; letters to the editor point out the poor state of groundfish stocks; Scott Lang and Brian Rothschild start a NOAA watchdog group; Maine allocates $2 million to lobster marketing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 24

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, Eric Schwaab is leaving NOAA; fisheries regulators ask fishermen not to take out frustration on at-sea observers; the ASMFC postpones a decision on the elver fishery; alewife counts in New England rivers are way up this year; a parasite may be affecting yellowtail flounder populations; Michael Conathan writes on fisheries and climate change; a local scientist testifies in a Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearing. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 10

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, stakeholders discuss Magnuson reauthorization at the Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries conference in DC, NOAA releases its 2013 scallop regulations, alewives are historically and ecologically important to Maine; SMAST develops new yellowtail survey methods; John Bullard defends NOAA’s groundfish regulations; the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces new fisheries grants; two new sensors in the Gulf of Maine will monitor red tide blooms. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, March 1

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA proposes measures to increase the monkfish catch, John Bullard writes an op-ed on the New England groundfish fishery, SMAST’s yellowtail avoidance system is growing, dogfish MSC certification expands, public lectures focus on seafood fraud and fleet consolidation, scientists Daniel Pauly, Trevor Branch, and Ray Hilborn face off in Nature. … More Info »