new england fisheries

Blog
This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 13-17
by Allison Lorenc

Jul 13 – The Basking Shark, A Modern Marine Mystery – Basking sharks are a common sight in our waters. Dr. Jon Witman from Brown University has spotted the sharks at Cashes Ledge, and there have already been reports this year of sightings off the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish.…

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

June 17 – Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories – The Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. After 12 years of work and the availability of the most sophisticated science modeling and analysis ever used by…

Blog
Fishery Council Vote: Major Losses Overshadow Small Victories
by Peter Shelley

Council votes to slash protected habitats in New England’s ocean by 60 percent The votes are in, and any hopes of the New England Fishery Management Council redeeming itself are lost. Yesterday, the Council, which is charged with protecting New England’s fishing habitats and economies, finalized its votes on the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment…

Blog
Georges Bank on the Habitat Chopping Block
by Greg Cunningham

The New England Fishery Management Council’s (NEFMC) Habitat Committee continues to show complete disregard for habitat protection. Up for consideration at the Committee’s Monday meeting was an industry-introduced proposal to open critical areas of Georges Bank as part of the Omnibus Habitat Amendment.

Blog
This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 24-28
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, the Boston Globe and the New York Times have both missed opportunities to talk about the real issues facing groundfish in New England; Ben Martens of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association explains why opening the groundfish closed areas to fishing is a risk that’s not worth taking; catch up on the actions of the New England Fishery Management Council and other New England fishing happenings with the weekly Fish Talk in the News.

Blog
A Proposal for NOAA
by Sean Cosgrove

Why does this current groundfish crisis seem so familiar? As the populations of New England’s cod, haddock and flounder have continued to decline, it’s not surprising that the number of fishing boats chasing them have declined.

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

This week on TalkingFish.org, the NEFMC Science and Statistical committee may have crossed the line from science to policymaking while discussing catch limits for yellowtail flounder; catch up on what’s happening in New England fisheries with the weekly Fish Talk in the News; and read Sean Cosgrove’s proposal to NOAA for addressing consolidation in the fishing fleet.