Leah Fine

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 5-9
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley attempts to kick off Shark Week by trying dogfish; bad management, not scientific uncertainty, is to blame for the groundfish crisis; the Island Institute hosts a symposium on fisheries and climate change; in Fish Talk in the News, President Obama nominates Kathryn Sullivan to lead NOAA, and the agency refuses to list river herring under the Endangered Species Act.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 29-August 2
by Leah Fine

July 29 – Overfishing Threatens Genetic Diversity of Winter Flounder – New research by scientists in six bays of Long Island, New York, shows that overfishing of winter flounder living in these bays has led to severe inbreeding, a factor that is not typically considered in marine fisheries management. August 2 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2 – In…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 15-19
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, learn more about the need to protect cod habitat and take action to keep 3000 square miles of protected habitat closed to fishing; in Fish Talk in the News, the Senate attaches disaster relief funding to an appropriations bill and NOAA proposes measures to reduce marine mammal entanglement with fishing gear.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 24-28
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, at-sea catch of depleted river herring finally gets attention from the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; despite some industry voices suggesting otherwise, cod stocks are at historical lows; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Regional Administrator John Bullard asks for input on a groundfish industry recovery plan, and members of Congress call for a higher U.S. bluefin tuna allocation.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 10-14
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, CLF’s Sean Mahoney and the State of Maine celebrate the return of alewives to the St. Croix River; Gloucester Daily Times reporter Richard Gaines has died; 20 years after New England’s cod stocks collapsed, the sense of deja vu is unshakeable; in Fish Talk in the News, the first great white of the season is spotted off Cape Cod and Connecticut scales back its salmon restocking efforts.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 3-7
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, elvers may be the most valuable fishery you’ve never heard of; in Fish Talk in the News, puffins and squid may be in trouble and Maine celebrates the reopening of fishways on the St. Croix River.

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CLF, EJ to NMFS: Protect Habitat, End Overfishing and Bring Back Cod
by Leah Fine

Reinforcing the need to protect vital ocean habitat areas and end overfishing of New England’s severely depleted groundfish, the Conservation Law Foundation and Earthjustice filed a pair of lawsuits in federal district court challenging the shortsighted and damaging groundfish regulations developed by the New England Fishery Management Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for the 2013 fishing year.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 20-24
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Tom Toles responds to a new study on fisheries and climate change with a clever cartoon; in Fish Talk in the News, a top official is leaving NOAA, alewife counts are way up, and a parasite may be hurting yellowtail flounder populations.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 13-17
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, a new study in Nature shows how climate change is affecting fisheries; Saving Seafood got it wrong on the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force’s peer review; in Fish Talk in the News, alewives return to the St. Croix and industry members prepare for more Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization hearings.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 6-10
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, stakeholders meet in DC to discuss the future of fisheries management and the Magnuson-Stevens Act; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its new scallop regulations and John Bullard defends the 2013 groundfish rules.