August 24 – Atlantic Spiny Dogfish, the Comeback Shark – We bring to our fish-loving friends a miraculous fish – the Atlantic spiny dogfish. This groundfish (which…SURPRISE! is actually a shark) suffered a serious population decline in the 1990s, but stocks have since recovered. In fact, the dogfish is now the largest shark fishery in the…
This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley asks the New England Fishery Management Council to shut down the New England cod fishery; Fish Talk in the News has updates on fisheries management.
This week on Talking Fish, a Pew Environment Group video shows the importance of menhaden to coastal ecoystems; Fish Talk in the News has updates on sharp cuts to northern shrimp quotas and NOAA’s efforts to help fishermen target dogfish and redfish.
This week on Talking Fish, the sharp rise in seal numbers in New England is creating problems for fishermen and policymakers; Peter Shelley argues the proposal by the NEFMC Groundfish Committee to open closed areas to fishing is both illegal and wrong; catch up on New England fishing happenings with the weekly Fish Talk in the News.
This week on TalkingFish.org, the NEFMC Science and Statistical committee may have crossed the line from science to policymaking while discussing catch limits for yellowtail flounder; catch up on what’s happening in New England fisheries with the weekly Fish Talk in the News; and read Sean Cosgrove’s proposal to NOAA for addressing consolidation in the fishing fleet.