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Another Hard Year Ahead for Cod and Cod Fishermen
by Allison Lorenc

May 1 marked the start of the 2016 fishing year, which means new regulations for New England’s fisheries and fishermen. Just days before the season opening, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approved new catch limits for the 20 groundfish stocks managed by the agency, including Atlantic cod. The catch limits are part of new…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 25-29
by Allison Lorenc

April 26 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, April 26 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the news, WCAI discusses monitoring the catch aboard groundfish vessels; fishing advocates praise allocation of funds for electronic monitoring; counters hope for a banner year for herring; hardy eels are holding on in Rhode Island; Maine’s…

News Clips
PUC Considering Proposals to Expand Natural Gas in Maine

… “The idea that increasing the supply in New England will drive down electricity prices is speculative, and worse than that it’s speculation on the backs of our electricity customers,” says Greg Cunningham, an energy analyst at the Conservation Law Foundation. … Read more here…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 11-15
by Allison Lorenc

April 11 – Atlantic Herring Management is Flawed; Here’s How to Improve it – Herring are also one of the most heavily fished species in U.S. Atlantic waters. Much of this fishing is done by industrial-sized ships known as midwater trawlers. The huge scale of fishing effort has created a challenge for the fisheries managers working…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 4-8
by Allison Lorenc

April 5 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, April 5 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, New England groundfishermen look to replace human monitors with cameras; NOAA Fisheries finalizes a west coast ban on commercial fishing for forage fish; Maine’s salmon population could take 75 years to recover; and Governor…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 28-April 1
by Allison Lorenc

March 28 – Seagrass Provides Lifeline for Fish and Coastal Economies – Seagrass provides food and shelter for thousands of species. But these flora are dying in vast tracts across the globe. Congress has an opportunity to improve protections for all marine habitats when it reauthorizes the primary law that governs U.S. ocean fishing, the Magnuson-Stevens…

Publications
Closing the Clean Water Gap

Making polluters pay is crucial to protecting New England waterways. Conservation Law Foundation is continuing to press for the shared accountability and investment that will restore the region’s and the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds to health for all to enjoy.

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The ISO’s Big Mistake: Not Counting Renewable Energy
by Jerry Elmer

On October 3, 2014, the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) voted overwhelmingly not to support the ISO’s forecast of New England electricity load for an upcoming year.  CLF is a member of NEPOOL, and strongly supported the NEPOOL action.  NEPOOL’s action is both very important and very surprising, but the story is complicated and requires…