This week on Talking Fish: it’s time for the New England cod fishery to change course, and protecting habitat would be a good place to start; Fish Talk in the News looks at catch misreporting and ocean acidification.
One of the fundamental concepts of marine ecology and modern fisheries management is that fish and other ocean wildlife need various types of habitat to feed, grow, and reproduce. Healthy ocean habitat is crucial to the well-being of ocean ecosystems and also provides spawning grounds for commercially important groundfish. New England’s ocean waters are home…
Cod swim through the kelp forest on Cashes Ledge The beauty, health, and wealth provided by the productivity of New England’s ocean is illustrated in the diversity of ocean and coastal habitat found in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, southern New England waters, and the far edge of the Outer Continental Shelf. New…
This week on Talking Fish, the Boston Globe and the New York Times have both missed opportunities to talk about the real issues facing groundfish in New England; Ben Martens of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association explains why opening the groundfish closed areas to fishing is a risk that’s not worth taking; catch up on the actions of the New England Fishery Management Council and other New England fishing happenings with the weekly Fish Talk in the News.
This week’s posts on TalkingFish.org: Interview with RI chef Matt Jennings; Talking eelgrass and protecting fish habitat; and our weekly roundup of interesting and relevant fish news.
Nature is tapping us on the shoulder too, but her pockets are empty. Is that why the Senate isn’t listening?
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island took the Senate floor yesterday in defense of science and reason – two topics that seldom seem to influence the decisionmaking of the Senate lawmakers these days when it comes to climate change. Speaking out against the two big lies permeating the halls of congress: 1) environmental regulations are…