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Monuments on Paper Only?
by Priscilla Brooks

National monuments without protections from commercial activities won’t do what they’re meant to do – comprehensively protect our natural, scientific, and cultural treasures In late August, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted to President Trump a report on his summer-long, unnecessary “review” of 27 of America’s treasured national monuments, including two of the newest: the Northeast…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 11-15
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Sean Cosgrove responds to Saving Seafood’s argument that trawling benefits ocean ecosystems; Fish Talk in the News checks in on the Maine shrimp fishery, Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings, and committee discussion of anti-consolidation measures for the New England groundfish fleet.

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For Valentine’s Day, a Special Love Note from the Sea
by Sean Cosgrove

It could be surprising to many people that in our complex and amazing world of ocean animals there are several creatures known for displaying the type of deep affection and commitment of which only romance novelists can dream. Without a doubt, our own Atlantic Wolffish exhibits the special bond of love suitable for Cupid’s attention.

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Healthy Habitat Helps Create Healthy Fisheries
by Sean Cosgrove

One of the fundamental concepts of marine ecology and modern fisheries management is that fish and other ocean wildlife need various types of habitat to feed, grow, and reproduce. Healthy ocean habitat is crucial to the well-being of ocean ecosystems and also provides spawning grounds for commercially important groundfish. New England’s ocean waters are home…