Magnuson-Stevens Act

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 15-19
by Allison Lorenc

September 16 – “Manhattan’s Marine Mammals Make a Meal of Menhaden” – New York might not be the first place you’d think of for a nature experience, but wildlife lovers there are thrilling to the sight of whales and dolphins within view of the city’s skyline. And the resurgence of these magnificent animals is partly due…

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

September 8 – “Known is a drop. Unknown is an ocean.” – That still-true ancient line, penned by Tamil poet Avvaiyar some two thousand years ago, reminds us all that while it is worth paying attention to what we see, it is often critical not to be seduced by our convictions about what it means.…

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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 26-30
by Leah Fine

May 28 – NOAA Marches to the Beat of Multiple Drummers on Habitat Protection – Sometimes it is hard to understand why agencies do the things they do. Are they just marching to an inaudible tune that somehow makes sense of the sum of their actions? Take the issue of habitat protection. On the one hand, NOAA has…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 3-7
by Leah Fine

February 3 – Rep. Hastings’ Empty Oceans Act Is a Surefire Disaster for New England’s Ocean, Fisheries and Communities – Tomorrow morning in the Nation’s Capital the House Natural Resources Committee will convene to deliberate a “discussion draft” of a bill to revise the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). After oversight hearings by both the House and the Senate last…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – November 4-8
by Leah Fine

November 4 – The Magnuson-Stevens Act is Working in New England – This morning, stakeholders met with Senator Begich of Alaska, Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey, and other members of the New England congressional delegation for a listening session on fisheries. Panel members included a number of industry representatives, fishermen, scientists, and local stakeholders. The panel discussed topics…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 28 – November 1
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley responds to a New Bedford Standard Times piece calling for the end of 10-year rebuilding guidelines for overfished stocks; in Fish Talk in the News, the ASMFC makes a decision on Maine’s 2014 elver season and a Maine state lawmaker writes an op-ed on ocean acidification.

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

This week on Talking Fish, fishermen meet for a hearing on proposed changes to bluefin tuna regulations; a new report shows that the Magnuson-Stevens Act is working to rebuild fish stocks; in Fish Talk in the News, the House Committee on Natural Resources holds an oversight hearing on reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 20-24
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Tom Toles responds to a new study on fisheries and climate change with a clever cartoon; in Fish Talk in the News, a top official is leaving NOAA, alewife counts are way up, and a parasite may be hurting yellowtail flounder populations.