habitat protection

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 14-18
by Leah Fine

July 14 – The Beer-Reviewed Stock Assessment: A Fisheries Phenomenon – We’ve all heard about peer-reviewed stock assessments. That’s what you get when a team of biologists assesses the health of one stock of fish, and another panel of expert scientists, unrelated to the first, reviews that team’s work and determines whether it is good enough to use…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 23-27
by Leah Fine

June 26 – Protecting essential fish habitat: Homes and nurseries – On May 29, the House Natural Resources Committee met to refine legislation reauthorizing and amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that governs fishing in U.S. ocean waters. This is vital work: Our oceans are one of our nation’s most valuable natural resources.…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 12-16
by Leah Fine

May 13 – No Refuge For Fish? Stressed Species Need Safe Habitat – Overfishing and warming waters are combining to create a potent one-two punch that threatens significant harm to New England’s already beleaguered fish and fishermen. Fortunately, there is one thing we can do to help cushion both blows: protect ocean habitat — the places where fish…

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Cashes Ledge: New England’s Ocean Oasis Now at Risk from Harmful Trawling
by Leah Fine

Cashes Ledge is exactly the type of habitat scientists say we should protect if we are to ever restore the grossly depleted Atlantic cod. But now, Cashes Ledge is at immediate risk of being opened to destructive bottom trawling. Cashes Ledge deserves protection. Please sign our petition asking NOAA to maintain protection for the entire Cashes Ledge area.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 7-11
by Leah Fine

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the New England Fishery Management Council is wasting an opportunity to protect fish habitat; in Fish Talk in the News, a 30-acre mussel farm near Cape Wind would be the first offshore aquaculture project in federal waters.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 23-27
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, restoration projects have helped protect river herring habitat, but the Councils need to reduce bycatch; National Estuaries Week should be a call to action to support restoration programs; Peter Shelley says the New England Fishery Management Council’s decision on a yellowtail flounder catch limit is irresponsible; catch up on the Council’s meeting this week with Fish Talk in the News.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 22-26
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, NOAA’s tally of public comments on groundfish closed areas is misleading; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA again denies a request for interim measures to raise catch limits on cod and haddock for the 2013 fishing year.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – March 11-15
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Sean Cosgrove responds to Saving Seafood’s argument that trawling benefits ocean ecosystems; Fish Talk in the News checks in on the Maine shrimp fishery, Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization hearings, and committee discussion of anti-consolidation measures for the New England groundfish fleet.