This week, the second installment of the Local Summer Fisheries series focuses on dogfish, and Fish Talk in the News brings you the week’s fish news!
This week on TalkingFish.org: the last post in our interview series with fisheries biologist Mike Palmer and a weekly roundup of interesting news stories.
This week on TalkingFish.org: CLF’s Sean Cosgrove discusses why the proposed move of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office to DC from MA is short-sighted and politically foolish and we share our weekly roundup of interesting news stories.
This week’s stories on TalkingFish.org: an opinion piece from the Pew Environment Group on the Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act; thoguhts on the Boston Seafood Show; and a weekly roundup of fish-related news stories.
This week on TalkingFish.org: An interview with seafood consultant Mark Usewicz, an update on potential changes to the industrial Atlantic herring fishery, and a roundup of the week’s interesting fish news stories.
Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to Use the Best Available Science to Protect River Herring
Alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as “river herring,” are a linchpin of the Atlantic ecosystem and key prey species for countless marine and freshwater animals. But today, where millions of these fish once swam, they now number in the thousands, or even mere hundreds. The National Marine Fisheries Service agreed that a “threatened” listing under the Endangered Species Act may be warranted for river herring – click here to send your comments to NMFS and ask them to conduct a comprehensive, scientifically-sound review of the status of river herring and save this important fish.
You’ve probably never seen Atlantic menhaden on a restaurant menu, and maybe you’ve never even heard of this little fish. But Atlantic menhaden, which have been called the “most important fish in the sea,” need your help.
On Monday, Dec. 20, a committee of the New England Fishery Management Council will meet in Portsmouth to continue the effort to develop a new management plan for Atlantic herring.