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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…

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

December 5 – Scientists Speak Up For New England’s Ocean Habitat – In a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prominent researchers such as Sylvia Earle and Carl Safina urged fisheries officials to protect the places that fish need to find food and shelter, grow, and reproduce. December 5 – Fish Talk in the…

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Take Action to Protect Ocean Habitat
by Allison Lorenc

New England’s ocean is a unique and breathtakingly beautiful marine environment. One of the extraordinary places that CLF has featured as part of its ocean conservation efforts is the highly productive, diverse, and dramatically beautiful Cashes Ledge. Tragically, despite these valuable and irreplaceable characteristics, Cashes Ledge is in danger of being opened to trawls, dredges, and other…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 24-28
by Allison Lorenc

November 25 – Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure–and More – In this Thanksgiving season, I’m giving a public thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard for the adventure that began my journey as an ocean steward…I’m also grateful for the good things that have happened in U.S. ocean conservation in 2014. November 28 – Fish Talk…

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

November 20 – Warming Waters and New England Fisheries – Two op-ed pieces this week address the rapid warming of the Gulf of Maine’s ocean. The first outlines the emerging science of climate change effects on the ocean, and the second offers ecosystem-based fisheries management as a sensible response. November 21 – Fish Talk in…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 10-14
by Allison Lorenc

November 11 – Facing the Fishing Facts – The bad news is that the emergency measures put in place this week by NMFS’s regional director John Bullard are drastic. If the past is any prelude to the future, the worse news is that the measures will not be sufficient to stop the collapse of cod.…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 3–7
by Allison Lorenc

November 5 – Notice of Public Hearings for Habitat Amendment – The New England Fishery Management Council will be conducting a series of public hearings during the comment period for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. November 6 – Protecting the Prey: A Plan for the Ocean Food Web’s…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 27-31
by Allison Lorenc

October 27 – Lost in the Fog – I was having a bit of an out-of-the-body experience last week when the Council’s Science and Statistical Committee (SSC) re-thought setting the Acceptable BIOLOGICAL Catch (ABC) for the collapsed Gulf of Maine cod stock. Most of the debate was driven by economic issues, not biological issues. The…