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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 20-24
by Allison Lorenc

July 20 – The Atlantic Wolffish-Anitfreeze Included – Atlantic wolffish are voracious predators, feeding on mollusks, crustaceans, and echinoderms (think urchins and sea stars). So voracious, in fact, that they serve as keystone species in North Atlantic food webs because they help limit populations of sea urchins and green crabs. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. July…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 13-17
by Allison Lorenc

Jul 13 – The Basking Shark, A Modern Marine Mystery – Basking sharks are a common sight in our waters. Dr. Jon Witman from Brown University has spotted the sharks at Cashes Ledge, and there have already been reports this year of sightings off the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish.…

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Last Week on TalkingFish.org – July 6-10
by Allison Lorenc

July 6 – SOS! Save Our (Atlantic) Salmon – Last week, we focused on the Atlantic sturgeon, a species listed as endangered or threatened throughout the mid-Atlantic – it’s no surprise these fish are off the menu. But what about Atlantic salmon, the most-consumed species of salmon (the second most-consumed type of seafood) in the U.S.? Fish…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 27-May 1
by Allison Lorenc

April 29 – Menhaden Meals – Atlantic menhaden are sometimes called “the most important fish in the sea” because so many animals depend on them for food. Here are just a few of those birds, fish, and marine mammals enjoying their favorite meal. April 29 – Tracking Fish Oil Supplements to the Source – Are fish oil…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 9-13
by Leah Fine

December 10 – New England Council: Get Your Facts Straight Before Acting on Habitat – With New England’s groundfish populations at historic lows and the prognosis for recovery not getting any better wouldn’t you think that any decision affecting these places—even preliminary ones—would be made with a full review of the best and most complete scientific research and…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 13-17
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, a new study in Nature shows how climate change is affecting fisheries; Saving Seafood got it wrong on the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force’s peer review; in Fish Talk in the News, alewives return to the St. Croix and industry members prepare for more Magnuson-Stevens Act reauthorization hearings.

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Time for Action to Help the Mighty, Important Menhaden
by Sean Cosgrove

The most important species are not always the biggest, fastest, or most charismatic. The silvery Atlantic Menhaden usually averages only about 12 to 15 inches in length when it is full grown. But, it’s the massive size of a menhaden school which makes this the most valuable fish you’ve most likely never heard of. Menhaden…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 5-9
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Baker and Paul Shively of Pew Environment Group encourage forage fish conservation; NOAA interviews Maine fisherman Terry Alexander, who is working to revive the New England redfish fishery; Fish Talk in the News checks in on fisheries management in New England.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 28 – August 3
by Madi Gamble

This week on TalkingFish.org: read about sea scallops in the last edition of the Local Summer Fisheries series, public support for opening the St. Croix river to alewives is evident in a Bangor Daily News editorial, and read about what’s new in New England’s fisheries in the weekly Fish Talk in the News.