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To Help GOM Cod, NMFS Should Not Touch Closed Areas
by Greg Cunningham

It’s been widely reported that at its February meeting, the New England Fishery Management Council voted to ask the National Marine Fisheries Service to take emergency action on Gulf of Maine cod for the 2012 fishing year. The measures proposed, including a mere 3-13% reduction in the catch limit, were notable largely for their failure to address the condition of the depleted cod stock. But there is an aspect of the proposed package that has received little attention, which is troubling, because it would have NMFS open up five of the six existing areas currently closed to groundfishing.

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This week on TalkingFish.org – January 9-13
by Samantha Caravello

This week on TalkingFish.org: A New Year’s resolution to gain weight in the ocean, thoughts on fisherman Steve Arnold’s rescue from the Atlantic, an interview with seafood buyer Max Harvey of Summer Shack, and a roundup of the week’s fish stories.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org
by Samantha Caravello

A roundup of the stories that appeared this week on TalkingFish.org, CLF’s blog devoted to providing insight into the scientific, economic and social aspects at work in New England’s fisheries.

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CLF Testifies Before Lawmakers on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery
by Peter Shelley

Last Thursday, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations. The topic is as important today as it was when I started working on it in 1989, if not more: our fish species continue to face immense pressure with a number of stocks still in terrible condition after a decade of concerted effort and the region’s fishing communities and fishermen continue to face unacceptable levels of business uncertainty and volatility. At the same time, there are some positive signs in the fishing industry that are critical to build on rather than continuing to focus on the past.

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This week in Talking Fish
by Samantha Caravello

This was a big week for TalkingFish.org! We launched a re-designed website as well as a new Special Features section, making it easier than ever for you to get the information you’re looking for about the scientific, financial and social aspects at work in New England’s fisheries. Here’s a weekly recap of this week on TalkingFish.org

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This week in Talking Fish
by Samantha Caravello

Catch up with the latest news from TalkingFish.org, a blog brought to you by CLF and other organizations and individuals who want to see a sustainable fishing industry in New England and abundant fish populations for generations to come. TalkingFish.org aims to increase people’s understanding of the scientific, financial and social aspects at work in…