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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 30-April 3
by Allison Lorenc

April 3 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 3 – In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Senate approves funding for New England fisheries observes; Maine voted down scallop bill; veteran lobsterman urges approval of reduced carbon pollution; a Cape Cod-based group faces off with DMF over clam dredging; Chatham fights…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 16-20
by Allison Lorenc

March 17 – Seafood Expo, a Free Sample Frenzy – Yesterday I got out of the office to spend the afternoon at the North America Seafood Expo (formerly the International Boston Seafood Show). Having never been to an expo of any kind I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I never expected anything so huge!…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 9-13
by Allison Lorenc

March 12 – Pacific Council Leads on Protecting Prey-Now Atlantic Coast Managers Should Raise the Bar – Fisheries managers on the Pacific Coast made a big move this week to protect the little fish at the base of the ocean food web. New England, alas, lags behind. March 13 – Fish Talk in the News –…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 16-20
by Allison Lorenc

February 20 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 20 – In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries may reconsider the cod bargain deal; GMRI wants college students to know their seafood source; Portland’s frozen harbor creates a challenge for fishing vessels; harsh winter weather is hard on Maine clam…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 9-13
by Allison Lorenc

February 11 – Recognizing the Threats to River Herring – While there’s been progress to improve habitat in rivers, the threat in the oceans remains. That’s why our friends at Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a coalition of grass-roots fishing and watershed groups filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on Feb. 10, seeking…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 2-6
by Allison Lorenc

February 6 – Massachusetts Releases the MA Ocean Management Plan 2.0 – Leading the Nation in Comprehensive Ocean Planning and Management – In early January 2015, Massachusetts issued the 2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Major highlights of the revised plan include updates to the plan’s science and data foundation, identification of preliminary offshore renewable energy transmission…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 26-30
by Allison Lorenc

January 30 – Rare Glimpse of Ancient Corals and Other Creatures of the Deep – A video from The Pew Charitable Trusts offers a look at the beautiful deep-sea corals in the mid-Atlantic, and the abundant marine life these colonies support. Dr. Les Watling, a coral expert, explains why they need protection. January 30 – Fish…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 19-23
by Allison Lorenc

January 21 – What’s Happened to All the Striped Bass? – For the past six years I’ve fished for striped bass a few days each fall off Montauk, Long Island, with charter boat Capt. John McMurray, a fellow Coast Guard veteran who is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, which sets fishing policies in…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 12-16
by Allison Lorenc

January 15 – With Menhaden Making a Comeback, Managers are at a Crossroads – It appears that we may soon get some promising news about the fish that’s sometimes called the most important one in the sea—the Atlantic menhaden. These small forage fish constitute a key part of the marine food web, and now the Atlantic States…