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Maine’s Most Lucrative Fishery Threatened by Pesticides?
by Leah Fine

Last month, Maine legislator Walter Kumiega introduced a bill that would ban the use of two pesticides, methoprene and resmethrin, in any body of water or area in the state that drains into the Gulf of Maine. We’re all familiar with some of the negative consequences of certain pesticides – from DDT’s effect on birds…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 17-21
by Leah Fine

February 18 – Industry Lawyers Wrong on Closed Areas Science: An Open and Shut Case – It must have come as a surprise to dozens of scientists from leading institutions to read in National Fisherman that “there are no scientific studies showing that closed areas, in temperate areas like New England, provide benefits to fishery productivity or conservation.”…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 13-17
by Leah Fine

This week on TalkingFish.org: In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, lobstermen reach a deal with processors; a scalloper sues the federal government over fines; mycobacteriosis hits Massachusetts striped bass; nutrient pollution causes algal blooms in Buzzards Bay; New Hampshire makes changes to oyster farm licensing; the Bigelow Laboratory receives grants to study ocean acidification; and fishermen express concern over monkfish regulations.