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

February 17 – Winter Home of Maine Puffins Revealed – Until this summer, the winter home of Maine puffins was largely unknown, but that has suddenly changed with revelations discovered this year. Science, by Stephen Kress (cross-posted by Talking Fish). February 19 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 19 – In this edition of Fish…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 8-12
by Allison Lorenc

February 8 – Right Whales and Cashes Ledge: How to Make a Good Thing Last – In late January, North Atlantic right whales scored a big win when NOAA expanded the critical habitat for the endangered whale from 4,500 square nautical miles to 28,000 square nautical miles. The Gulf of Maine expansion includes Cashes Ledge –…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – February 1-5
by Allison Lorenc

February 1 – A Cartoon Crash Course – Thanks to the Pew Charitable Trusts and cartoonist Jim Toomey, the artist behind “Sherman’s Lagoon,” we now have ten animated, and even funny, videos that help explain some of the more complex concepts and actions that go into protecting our oceans. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish. February 2…

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 25-29
by Allison Lorenc

January 25 – Misguided Canadian Pipeline Proposal Would More Than Double Oil Tanker Traffic Through the Gulf of Maine – TransCanada, of Keystone XL infamy, submitted a revised application recently for its Energy East proposal, a pipeline that would transport millions of gallons of dirty tar sands oil to New Brunswick for refining. That refined petroleum…

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

January 11 – Oil Exploration Threatens New England Waters and Economy – Oil exploration. Pipelines. Tar sands. Oil tankers. Spills. These should be words of our past, not our future. Yet at a time when climate change is one of the most – if not the most – pressing issue facing modern society, some recent…

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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 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…