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

August 17 – Acadian Redfish – Consume Regularly for  Healthy Ocean – You may also recognize redfish by the name “ocean perch,” but they are not, in fact, perch (genus Perca); they are actually rockfish (genus Sebastes). Literally, these guys love rocks…and mud, and clay. Basically, they love bottom substrates. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. August…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 20-24
by Allison Lorenc

July 20 – The Atlantic Wolffish-Anitfreeze Included – Atlantic wolffish are voracious predators, feeding on mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms (think urchins and sea stars). So voracious, in fact, that they serve as keystone species in North Atlantic food webs because they help limit populations of sea urchins and green crabs. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. July…

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Last Week on TalkingFish.org – July 6-10
by Allison Lorenc

July 6 – SOS! Save Our (Atlantic) Salmon – Last week, we focused on the Atlantic sturgeon, a species listed as endangered or threatened throughout the mid-Atlantic – it’s no surprise these fish are off the menu. But what about Atlantic salmon, the most-consumed species of salmon (the second most-consumed type of seafood) in the U.S.? Fish…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 29 – July 3
by Allison Lorenc

June 29 – Fish Feature: Atlantic Sturgeon – Our new Fish Feature series will share posts from New England Ocean Odyssey’s weekly “Fish Fridays.” New England Ocean Odyssey uses breathtaking images and captivating stories to highlight the amazing riches and diversity of New England’s ocean and bring attention to the issues facing it. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 22-26
by Allison Lorenc

June 24 – Beyond the Data: Captivating Moments at Cashes Ledge – Two weeks of diving, research, and filming on Cashes Ledge has come to an end. Robbie Lamb, a PhD student and diver with the Witman Lab at Brown University, spent the beginning of June diving off of the R/V Tioga, visiting sites throughout the…

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Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories
by Peter Shelley

Council votes to slash protected habitats in New England’s ocean by 60 percent The votes are in, and any hopes of the New England Fishery Management Council redeeming itself are lost. Yesterday, the Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 8-12
by Allison Lorenc

June 8 – A Reminder on World Oceans Day, 2015 – Since 2008, the United Nations has officially recognized June 8th as World Oceans Day. On this day, people around the world celebrate the ocean and all that it offers us. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Healthy oceans, healthy planet,” recognizing the incredible…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 1-5
by Allison Lorenc

June 1 – National Oceans Month, 2015 – President Obama has proclaimed June to be National Oceans Month. He points towards a “coordinated, science-based approach to managing our coasts and oceans.” June 2 – Decision Time for Deep Corals in the Mid-Atlantic – On June 10, regional fisheries officials will have the chance to create the largest…

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

May 15 – On National Endangered Species Day, Lingering Right Whales Are At Increased Risk – Today is National Endangered Species Day. Each year on the third Friday in May, National Endangered Species Day celebrates learning about our endangered and threatened species and how we can help protect them. New England is home to a number…