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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…

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CLF’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014
by Conservation Law Foundation

It’s been a great year for Conservation Law Foundation — and a great year on CLF Scoop. We’ve had lots of great posts by our advocates and volunteers. Here are our readers’ most read posts for 2014. Documents Reveal Governors’ Gas and Hydropower Plan Shaped by Industry and Incomplete Analysis Jun 24, 2014 by Christophe…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 15-19
by Allison Lorenc

December 17 – The New York Times Sounds Alarm on Ocean Warming—Will Fisheries Officials Listen? – A recent headline in The New York Times sums up what many New England coastal communities have been wrestling with for the past few years: “Waters Warm, and Cod Catch Ebbs in Maine.” The piece concludes that the implications…

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

December 10—Miles Grant: Democrats’ “Us Too” Fishing Failure – Following up on Charlie Baker’s “fish tale,” a new blog post on Blue Mass Group from “Green Miles” Miles Grant focuses on New England fisheries and the poor political decisions that democrats have made in addressing the current issues. December 11 – A Shallow Question on…