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Providing Ocean Beauty, Health, and Wealth Demands NOAA Leadership
by Sean Cosgrove

Cod swim through the kelp forest on Cashes Ledge   The beauty, health, and wealth provided by the productivity of New England’s ocean is illustrated in the diversity of ocean and coastal habitat found in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, southern New England waters, and the far edge of the Outer Continental Shelf. New…

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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.

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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.

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

This week on TalkingFish.org: NMFS and the New England Fishery Management Council are pushed to take action on river herring this year; hear what’s new in New England’s fisheries in the weekly Fish Talk in the News.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – May 21-25
by Samantha Caravello

It was a busy week on TalkingFish.org. A summary of this week’s posts: an opinion piece on Congressional efforts to prevent fishery managers from implementing new catch share programs; the first post in an exclusive interview series with a NOAA fisheries biologist; the latest piece in Lee Crockett’s “Bottom Line” series; and a weekly roundup of interesting news stories.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 30 – May 4
by Samantha Caravello

This week on TalkingFish.org: CLF’s Sean Cosgrove discusses why the proposed move of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office to DC from MA is short-sighted and politically foolish and we share our weekly roundup of interesting news stories.

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Winterless Wonderland: Help Protect New England’s Winters
by John Kassel

People are drawn to New England to live, work and play for its climate: its warm summers, stunning falls and picture perfect winter landscapes, suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities. Walk down the halls of our states offices and you’ll see signs of that passion right here at home: people wearing ski vests, pictures of people snow shoeing, cabins nestled into densely fallen snow. If our climate changes – which the IPCC and others have repeatedly demonstrated it will – then New England will be a very different region than the one we all have come to know and to love.