June 3 – Herring Industry’s Abuse of Resource is a Big Deal – Cape Cod Times writer Doug Fraser correctly reports that the activity of the industrial herring fleet is a very big deal for the other fishermen plying those waters. That’s because the massive nets of the herring trawl vessels once again blew through the quota for…
January 23 – Fisheries Disaster Money Shows, but Where Should it Flow? – Last week the most unproductive Congress in our Nation’s history managed to squeeze out an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $75 million dollars for fisheries disaster assistance. Disaster relief funding could still help a good number of people. A thoughtful and creative process for using…
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.
This week on Talking Fish: a new study shows that overfishing has been a bad economic policy in the Southeast and Gulf regions; catch up on New England’s fisheries with the weekly Fish Talk in the News.
Why does this current groundfish crisis seem so familiar? As the populations of New England’s cod, haddock and flounder have continued to decline, it’s not surprising that the number of fishing boats chasing them have declined.
This week’s posts on TalkingFish.org: CLF requests federal fisheries disaster relief for Gulf of Maine cod fishermen; an interview with Portsmouth chef Evan Mallett, and a weekly roundup of fish stories in the news.
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