Leah Fine

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 4-8
by Leah Fine

November 4 – The Magnuson-Stevens Act is Working in New England – This morning, stakeholders met with Senator Begich of Alaska, Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey, and other members of the New England congressional delegation for a listening session on fisheries. Panel members included a number of industry representatives, fishermen, scientists, and local stakeholders. The panel discussed topics…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 28 – November 1
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley responds to a New Bedford Standard Times piece calling for the end of 10-year rebuilding guidelines for overfished stocks; in Fish Talk in the News, the ASMFC makes a decision on Maine’s 2014 elver season and a Maine state lawmaker writes an op-ed on ocean acidification.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 21-25
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, bycatch caps are a good step towards river herring recovery, but these forage fish need comprehensive management; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA will stop printing nautical charts and NFMS lifts monkfish possession caps.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 7-11
by Leah Fine

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council is wasting an opportunity to protect fish habitat; in Fish Talk in the News, a 30-acre mussel farm near Cape Wind would be the first offshore aquaculture project in federal waters.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 30-October 4
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, learn how the shutdown is affecting fisheries management and science; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA alters the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan, scientists use fish to collect weather data, and local fishermen promote dogfish.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 23-27
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, restoration projects have helped protect river herring habitat, but the Councils need to reduce bycatch; National Estuaries Week should be a call to action to support restoration programs; Peter Shelley says the New England Fishery Management Council’s decision on a yellowtail flounder catch limit is irresponsible; catch up on the Council’s meeting this week with Fish Talk in the News.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 9-13
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, fishermen meet for a hearing on proposed changes to bluefin tuna regulations; a new report shows that the Magnuson-Stevens Act is working to rebuild fish stocks; in Fish Talk in the News, the House Committee on Natural Resources holds an oversight hearing on reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 2-6
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Captain John McMurray weighs in on what NOAA and the Councils can do to restore river herring; in Fish Talk in the News, the NAS releases a report on Magnuson-Stevens and PCB-resistant killifish stump scientists.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 19-23
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, two recent NOAA decisions put ecologically crucial herring at risk; green crabs are one of the world’s worst invasive species; in Fish Talk in the News, the Science and Statistical Committee discusses yellowtail and haddock assessments.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 12-16
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer brings incredible live footage of New England’s ocean floor to your computer; in Fish Talk in the News, lobster shell disease and southern species move north in response to warmer waters.