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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 16-20
by Leah Fine

June 16 – When the Herring Fleet Takes More than Just Herring – The New England Fishery Management Council will take up an emergency request from the Atlantic herring industry this week regarding limits on the amount of bycatch, or non-target species, the herring trawlers should be allowed. The council action comes as the herring fleet is attracting…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 2-6
by Leah Fine

June 3 – Herring Industry’s Abuse of Resource is a Big Deal – Cape Cod Times writer Doug Fraser correctly reports that the activity of the industrial herring fleet is a very big deal for the other fishermen plying those waters. That’s because the massive nets of the herring trawl vessels once again blew through the quota for…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 21-25
by Leah Fine

April 21 – Herring Rally in Rivers but Still Suffer at Sea – On April 6, on Long Island, a video monitor in a special chute of water called a fish passage captured a brief but historic image: the silhouette of an alewife swimming through from the Carlls River to Argyle Lake. A dam built near the near…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 27-31
by Leah Fine

January 27 – Climate Change and the Future of New England’s Fisheries – Following a successful two-day symposium this summer, Maine’s Island Institute has released a new report, A Climate of Change: Climate Change and New England Fisheries, that gathers observations on the effects of climate change on local fisheries and makes management recommendations for mitigating…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 9-13
by Leah Fine

December 10 – New England Council: Get Your Facts Straight Before Acting on Habitat – With New England’s groundfish populations at historic lows and the prognosis for recovery not getting any better wouldn’t you think that any decision affecting these places—even preliminary ones—would be made with a full review of the best and most complete scientific research and…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 18-22
by Leah Fine

November 19 – Doom and Bloom? – Scientists say the amount of zooplankton—the tiny animals near the base of the ocean food web—hit an all-time low this spring in waters off the U.S. Northeast. The latest ecosystem advisory from NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center says the biomass of zooplankton this spring on the Northeast Shelf was the lowest…

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

November 13 – Keeping Watch: Another attempt to monitor the largest vessels fishing our waters – The New England Fishery Management Council is poised once again to address the inadequate monitoring of a major fishery—the midwater trawl vessels of the Atlantic herring fleet. Fishermen occasionally bristle at having observers on their boats. But they also know that we…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 2-6
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Captain John McMurray weighs in on what NOAA and the Councils can do to restore river herring; in Fish Talk in the News, the NAS releases a report on Magnuson-Stevens and PCB-resistant killifish stump scientists.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 19-23
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, two recent NOAA decisions put ecologically crucial herring at risk; green crabs are one of the world’s worst invasive species; in Fish Talk in the News, the Science and Statistical Committee discusses yellowtail and haddock assessments.