habitat protection

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 7-11
by Allison Lorenc

September 8 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 8 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management needs to keep pace with climate change; NEFSC seeks applicants to prepare benchmark stock assessments; NOAA grants $10 million under Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program; efforts to save a beached great white are unsuccessful;…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 31-September 4
by Allison Lorenc

August 31 – A Roller Coaster of Demand for Atlantic Pollock – Last week, we featured a shark, and before that, a pretty little rosefish. But today, we have a real fish’s fish for you – a greenish, scaly, schooling creature with barbels and a classic fishy silhouette – the Atlantic pollock. Fish Feature, cross-post by…

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

August 17 – Acadian Redfish – Consume Regularly for  Healthy Ocean – You may also recognize redfish by the name “ocean perch,” but they are not, in fact, perch (genus Perca); they are actually rockfish (genus Sebastes). Literally, these guys love rocks…and mud, and clay. Basically, they love bottom substrates. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. August…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 15-19
by Allison Lorenc

June 17 – Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories – The Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. After 12 years of work and the availability of the most sophisticated science modeling and analysis ever used by…

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Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories
by Peter Shelley

Council votes to slash protected habitats in New England’s ocean by 60 percent The votes are in, and any hopes of the New England Fishery Management Council redeeming itself are lost. Yesterday, the Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 8-12
by Allison Lorenc

June 8 – A Reminder on World Oceans Day, 2015 – Since 2008, the United Nations has officially recognized June 8th as World Oceans Day. On this day, people around the world celebrate the ocean and all that it offers us. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Healthy oceans, healthy planet,” recognizing the incredible…

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

June 1 – National Oceans Month, 2015 – President Obama has proclaimed June to be National Oceans Month. He points towards a “coordinated, science-based approach to managing our coasts and oceans.” June 2 – Decision Time for Deep Corals in the Mid-Atlantic – On June 10, regional fisheries officials will have the chance to create the largest…

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Georges Bank on the Habitat Chopping Block
by Greg Cunningham

The New England Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC) Habitat Committee continues to show complete disregard for habitat protection. Up for consideration at the Committee’s Monday meeting was an industry-introduced proposal to open critical areas of Georges Bank as part of the Omnibus Habitat Amendment.

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Dive in on Cashes Ledge 2.0
by Allison Lorenc

Our dive team is back. Over the next two weeks the team will return to the Gulf of Maine and Cashes Ledge to explore more of New England’s beautiful ocean and marine life! This year from June 1 to June 14, onboard the R/V Tioga, the team will travel the 100 miles off the coast to Cashes Ledge, an underwater mountain range in the center of the Gulf of Maine that rises to within 40 feet of the surface.