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

October 27 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 27 – Climate change steals the show in this edition of Fish Talk in the News. Read about the first three parts of the Portland Press Herald’s new series, Mayday: Gulf of Maine in Distress, as well as how scientists verify satellite data tracking temperature…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 11-15
by Leah Fine

November 13 – Keeping Watch: Another attempt to monitor the largest vessels fishing our waters – The New England Fishery Management Council is poised once again to address the inadequate monitoring of a major fishery—the midwater trawl vessels of the Atlantic herring fleet. Fishermen occasionally bristle at having observers on their boats. But they also know that we…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 30-October 4
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, learn how the shutdown is affecting fisheries management and science; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA alters the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan, scientists use fish to collect weather data, and local fishermen promote dogfish.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 12-16
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer brings incredible live footage of New England’s ocean floor to your computer; in Fish Talk in the News, lobster shell disease and southern species move north in response to warmer waters.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 29-August 2
by Leah Fine

July 29 – Overfishing Threatens Genetic Diversity of Winter Flounder – New research by scientists in six bays of Long Island, New York, shows that overfishing of winter flounder living in these bays has led to severe inbreeding, a factor that is not typically considered in marine fisheries management. August 2 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 2 – In…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 28 – February 1
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, an interactive map of groundfish closed areas; a proposal for a new closed area off Eastern Maine; cod populations are in collapse and fishermen can’t find fish; CLF calls to shut down New England’s cod fishery; Fish Talk in the News has updates on the New England Fishery Management Council’s decision to cut cod catch limits dramatically.

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CLF Calls to Shut Down New England Cod Fishery
by Peter Shelley

Yesterday the story of New England’s cod fishery took another tragic turn when the New England Fishery Management Council voted to drastically cut catch limits for New England’s two cod stocks—Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank cod—by 77 and 61 percent, respectively. Now is not the time for denial. It is not the time for timid decisions and unconscionable risk. It is time to make the painful, necessary steps towards a better future for fishing in New England. Rather than arguing over the scraps left after decades of mismanagement, we should shut the cod fishery down and protect whatever cod are left.