habitat protection

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

April 21 – NOAA Warns New England Fishery Council Not to Weaken Ocean Habitat Protection – You might think that habitat protection would be an obvious priority in New England, which has the country’s worst record on overfishing and depleted fish stocks. Unfortunately, this long-overdue plan to manage the region’s ocean habitat could end up slashing…

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

April 14 – Fisherman Finds a Way to Help Sea Animals Avoid Needless Death on Hooks – Palmer’s creation shows how ingenuity can help solve a pressing problem for marine life. Each year, some kinds of traditional fishing gear incidentally kill large numbers of marine animals, a problem known as bycatch. But in certain cases, changing…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 6-10
by Allison Lorenc

April 6 – A Habitat Committee Without Particular Concern for Habitat – Is New England’s fishery management system broken? It certainly seems so after last week, when the stakeholder body that designs and recommends plans and methodologies for managing our fisheries flagrantly ignored the direction of its parent agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), as…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 9-13
by Allison Lorenc

February 11 – Recognizing the Threats to River Herring – While there’s been progress to improve habitat in rivers, the threat in the oceans remains. That’s why our friends at Earthjustice, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and a coalition of grass-roots fishing and watershed groups filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on Feb. 10, seeking…

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

January 30 – Rare Glimpse of Ancient Corals and Other Creatures of the Deep – A video from The Pew Charitable Trusts offers a look at the beautiful deep-sea corals in the mid-Atlantic, and the abundant marine life these colonies support. Dr. Les Watling, a coral expert, explains why they need protection. January 30 – Fish…

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“Good Fishing” at Cashes Ledge
by Allison Lorenc

Maps offer us a unique window into history. We can see how landscapes and coastlines have changed and which locations had particularly noteworthy attributes. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center has a collection of 200,000 maps and atlases from around the world, but on display in the lobby of the Boston Harbor Hotel (on loan…

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

December 10—Miles Grant: Democrats’ “Us Too” Fishing Failure – Following up on Charlie Baker’s “fish tale,” a new blog post on Blue Mass Group from “Green Miles” Miles Grant focuses on New England fisheries and the poor political decisions that democrats have made in addressing the current issues. December 11 – A Shallow Question on…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 3–7
by Allison Lorenc

November 5 – Notice of Public Hearings for Habitat Amendment – The New England Fishery Management Council will be conducting a series of public hearings during the comment period for the Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. November 6 – Protecting the Prey: A Plan for the Ocean Food Web’s…