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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…

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

May 6 – Seafood News Editor: House Magnuson Bill is “the Destabilization of Our Nation’s Fisheries Act” – Seafoodnews.com: The Magnuson-Stevens Act revisions that were passed out of the House Committee on Natural Resources last week appear to create conditions for massive destabilization of US fisheries. May 6 – ASMFC votes on “the most important fish…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 27-May 1
by Allison Lorenc

April 29 – Menhaden Meals – Atlantic menhaden are sometimes called “the most important fish in the sea” because so many animals depend on them for food. Here are just a few of those birds, fish, and marine mammals enjoying their favorite meal. April 29 – Tracking Fish Oil Supplements to the Source – Are fish oil…

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

April 21 – NOAA Warns New England Fishery Council Not to Weaken Ocean Habitat Protection – You might think that habitat protection would be an obvious priority in New England, which has the country’s worst record on overfishing and depleted fish stocks. Unfortunately, this long-overdue plan to manage the region’s ocean habitat could end up slashing…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 13-17
by Allison Lorenc

April 14 – Fisherman Finds a Way to Help Sea Animals Avoid Needless Death on Hooks – Palmer’s creation shows how ingenuity can help solve a pressing problem for marine life. Each year, some kinds of traditional fishing gear incidentally kill large numbers of marine animals, a problem known as bycatch. But in certain cases, changing…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 6-10
by Allison Lorenc

April 6 – A Habitat Committee Without Particular Concern for Habitat – Is New England’s fishery management system broken? It certainly seems so after last week, when the stakeholder body that designs and recommends plans and methodologies for managing our fisheries flagrantly ignored the direction of its parent agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), as…