Saving Atlantic Cod

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 19-23
by Allison Lorenc

January 21 – What’s Happened to All the Striped Bass? – For the past six years I’ve fished for striped bass a few days each fall off Montauk, Long Island, with charter boat Capt. John McMurray, a fellow Coast Guard veteran who is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, which sets fishing policies in…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 12-16
by Allison Lorenc

January 15 – With Menhaden Making a Comeback, Managers are at a Crossroads – It appears that we may soon get some promising news about the fish that’s sometimes called the most important one in the sea—the Atlantic menhaden. These small forage fish constitute a key part of the marine food web, and now the Atlantic States…

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“Good Fishing” at Cashes Ledge
by Allison Lorenc

Maps offer us a unique window into history. We can see how landscapes and coastlines have changed and which locations had particularly noteworthy attributes. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has a collection of 200,000 maps and atlases from around the world, but on display in the lobby of the Boston Harbor Hotel (on loan…

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CLF’s 5 for 2015: Resolutions for a Healthy, Thriving New England
by Peter Shelley

2014 was a banner year for CLF and for conservation in New England – a year of landmark breakthroughs (getting gas right in Salem); hard-won victories (shutting down dirty coal in Massachusetts); deep dives (defending New England’s ocean habitat); legal wrangles (clamping down on Cape Cod coastal pollution); and good eats (helping local farmers and…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 17-21
by Allison Lorenc

November 20 – Warming Waters and New England Fisheries – Two op-ed pieces this week address the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine’s ocean. The first outlines the emerging science of climate change effects on the ocean, and the second offers ecosystem-based fisheries management as a sensible response. November 21 – Fish Talk in…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 10-14
by Allison Lorenc

November 11 – Facing the Fishing Facts – The bad news is that the emergency measures put in place this week by NMFS’s regional director John Bullard are drastic. If the past is any prelude to the future, the worse news is that the measures will not be sufficient to stop the collapse of cod.…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 3–7
by Allison Lorenc

November 5 – Notice of Public Hearings for Habitat Amendment – The New England Fishery Management Council will be conducting a series of public hearings during the comment period for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. November 6 – Protecting the Prey: A Plan for the Ocean Food Web’s…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 13-17
by Allison Lorenc

October 14 – Editorial: As cod dwindle, communities need to reboot – The Boston Globe ran a strong editorial on the cod crisis, yesterday, calling for new thinking and stronger conservation in the Gulf of Maine fishing industry. For a fishing community that has repeatedly relied on federal disaster relief money, it is time fishermen…