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The Latest on TalkingFish – November 22 – December 2
by Allison Lorenc

November 22: A Vote to Be Thankful For: Council Says No Lobster and Crab Exemption from Coral Amendment – It is important to acknowledge when a good management decision has been made, and last week the New England Fishery Management Council did just that. For the second time, the Council voted against a motion that would…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – July 11-15
by Allison Lorenc

July 11 – An Ocean Warming: Ocean Acidification, Lobster, and the Need for More Research – For the American Lobster, ocean acidification has been shown to have devastating effects on the growth and shell building rates of juveniles, making them significantly more susceptible to threats like predation and disease. Massachusetts senators and representatives are working on…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 18-22
by Allison Lorenc

January 19 – A Bird’s Eye View on Cape Cod Fishing – Perched aboard the International Space Station some 240 miles above the Earth, an astronaut trained a camera last July on one of the U.S. Atlantic Coast’s most instantly recognizable features: the hooked tip of Cape Cod. NASA included the picture in a list of…

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Will Atlantic Cod Exist in 2036?
by Peter Shelley

Imagine it’s 20 years from now, and your grandchild is about to head to bed – but first, she wants to hear a favorite bedtime story, “the one about the fish.” You pull it off the shelf – Mark Kurlansky’s The Cod’s Tale – and begin reading. Unbidden, her eyes widen at the vivid illustrations of…

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The Climate Change Connection: The Warming Gulf of Maine Needs Protected Areas
by Amanda Yanchury

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –President Theodore Roosevelt Considering how quickly our planet is warming, and what little is being done to combat it by our national government, this quote has never been more relevant or applicable. Here in New England, our ocean is especially vulnerable to the impacts…

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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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How Climate Change Could Affect Your Lobster Roll
by Allison Lorenc

Did you think we could finally put this year’s harsh winter behind us? Think again. The summer season has officially started, but it seems our lobster roll – New England’s famed summer seafood – is paying the price for the snowy winter…or at least we are paying the price for the lobster roll.   Lobsters…