Catch up with the latest news from TalkingFish.org, a blog brought to you by CLF and other organizations and individuals who want to see a sustainable fishing industry in New England and abundant fish populations for generations to come. TalkingFish.org aims to increase people’s understanding of the scientific, financial and social aspects at work in New England’s fisheries. Here’s what went on this week:
- November 16: “Glad to see New England fishermen support the sector system, take back their fishery” – CLF’s Peter Shelley editorializes on the recent letter from over one hundred fishermen asking lawmakers to stop calling for the dismantling of the groundfish sector system and urging them to work on improving the system instead.
- November 17: “Jud Crawford on what recent menhaden decisions mean” – The latest installment in TalkingFish.org’s “Ask an Expert” feature interviews Jud Crawford, science and policy manager for the Pew Environment Group, about the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s recent decision to implement measures to protect Atlantic menhaden.
- November 18: “Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 18” – A weekly update of recent news stories that might interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: an editorial on fisherman innovation, making “the deadliest catch” less deadly, fishermen ask politicians to back off of sectors, and Governor Patrick requests disaster assistance funding for Massachusetts fishermen.