Magnuson-Stevens Act

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 6-10
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, stakeholders meet in DC to discuss the future of fisheries management and the Magnuson-Stevens Act; in Fish Talk in the News, NOAA releases its new scallop regulations and John Bullard defends the 2013 groundfish rules.

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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.

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

This week on Talking Fish, the last post in the All About Aquaculture series explores current aquaculture research and production in New England; Fish Talk in the News looks at regulations on dogfish, fishing data confidentiality, and porpoise bycatch.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 15-19
by Leah Fine

This week on TalkingFish.org, the third post in the All About Aquaculture series discusses the environmental risks; new confidentiality rules under the Magnuson-Stevens Act would harm fisheries science and management; Fish Talk in the News checks in on the closed areas, unusually warm New England waters, and an independent groundfish stock assessment.

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More Congressional Fisheries Misdirection
by Peter Shelley

Despite its caption, the “Transparent and Science-Based Fishery Management Act of 2012,” H.R. 6350, introduced by U.S. Representative John Runyun of New Jersey just hours before Congress adjourned for summer recess on August 2nd is a misguided piece of legislation.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 6 – 10
by Leah Fine

This week on TalkingFish.org: Learn what it’s like to run a community-supported fishery from the presidents of Mermaid’s Garden; read Peter Shelley’s criticism of the Transparent and Science-Based Fishery Management Act of 2012; and hear what’s new in New England’s fisheries in the weekly Fish Talk in the News.

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CLF Testifies Before Lawmakers on Rebuilding a Vibrant New England Fishery
by Peter Shelley

Last Thursday, I testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources on a topic that I have worked on for years: restoring New England’s fisheries and commercial fish populations. The topic is as important today as it was when I started working on it in 1989, if not more: our fish species continue to face immense pressure with a number of stocks still in terrible condition after a decade of concerted effort and the region’s fishing communities and fishermen continue to face unacceptable levels of business uncertainty and volatility. At the same time, there are some positive signs in the fishing industry that are critical to build on rather than continuing to focus on the past.

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Federal judge puts an end to judicial fishing season for Amendment 16
by Claire Morgenstern

Yesterday, in a ruling by the Massachusetts District Court in a lawsuit by the City of New Bedford and others challenging the legality of the fishing regulations known as Amendment 16 , Judge Rya Zobel denied the plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment in the case, upholding the regulations.