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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 4-8
by Allison Lorenc

January 4 – Clam Dredging: A Path of Destruction – The clam industry has made a number of claims about the “benign” nature of this fishery. It has done so with the hope that the fishery management council and NOAA Fisheries will allow the offshore clam fleet to continue to fish, by exemption from other regulations,…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 28-January 1
by Allison Lorenc

December 29 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 29 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, does fishing have a future in New England?; warm weather extends New England lobster season; NEFSC might move out of Woods Hole; Maine DMR purchases inflatable vessel to help improve disentanglement efforts; lobster exports…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 21-25
by Allison Lorenc

December 22 – A ‘Genuis’ Fisherman’s Idea for a Cod Comeback – This latest piece in the Pew Charitable Trust series on the Magnuson-Stevens Act 40th anniversary features Maine fisherman and MacArthur “Genius” Ted Ames. His work to better understand the ecological history of cod shows a potential path to a recovery for the fishery by…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 14-18
by Allison Lorenc

December 14 – A Call for Protections – The Gulf of Maine is warming fast — faster than almost any other ocean area in the world. To say this is alarm­ing is an understatement, and action is needed today to permanently protect large areas of the ocean, which scientists say is one of the best buffers…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – December 7-11
by Allison Lorenc

December 7 – Congressman Boehlert: New England’s ocean treasures deserve protection – This post is an excerpt from an opinion piece in The Patriot Ledger, in which former Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (Republican, former Chair of the House Science Committee) expresses his support of marine national monument designation for the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. Opinion, cross-post by…

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Last Week on TalkingFish.org – November 16-20
by Allison Lorenc

November 17 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 17 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, federal funding for at-sea monitoring will continue through December; a judge orders clamming vessel to stop dredging; environmental groups petition to protect the thorny skate; scallop boats scramble for mooring space; the Ellsworth American…

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Last Week on TalkingFish.org – November 2-6
by Allison Lorenc

November 3 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, November 3 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, the inshore Gulf of Maine herring fishery is closed; heavy rain forces shut down of coastal shellfishing; Maine ranked second in value of commercial fishing landings; Gloucester Daily Times reports on Gloucester value and…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 24-28
by Allison Lorenc

August 24 – Atlantic Spiny Dogfish, the Comeback Shark – We bring to our fish-loving friends a miraculous fish – the Atlantic spiny dogfish. This groundfish (which…SURPRISE! is actually a shark) suffered a serious population decline in the 1990s, but stocks have since recovered. In fact, the dogfish is now the largest shark fishery in the…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 27-31
by Allison Lorenc

July 27 – Silver Hake – A Scrumptious and Sustainable Substitute – You’ve heard a lot about cod lately. If you’re a fish-eating fan, you’ve probably eaten your fair share, too. But as New England stocks have been continuously overfished since the 1980s and 1990s, isn’t it time we considered some delicious cod substitutes? How…