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:
- October 3: “Senate Field Hearing on Groundfish Management this Morning” – A post in advance of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation field hearing on the first year of implementation of Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishery Management Plan that occurred in Boston on Monday. There are also links to articles that appeared in the news leading up to the event.
- October 5: “Focus going forward should be on making the New England Council and sector management work – not on repeating unsubstantiated arguments” – CLF’s Peter Shelley writes about his thoughts on the Senate Committee hearing and delves into the numbers behind the claim that revenues have become increasingly concentrated among the top earners in the groundfish fishery, finding that this may not actually be the case.
- October 5: “New England Council Makes a Move on Herring” – Lately, TalkingFish.org has been blogging about actions to protect river herring, an important little fish that is often caught as bycatch in the industrial midwater trawl Atlantic herring fishery. At the New England Fishery Management Council meeting last week, the Council voted to send new rules to protect river herring out for public comment.
- October 6: “Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, October 6” – A weekly update of recent news stories that might interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: more on the Senate Committee field hearing on fishery management, the lowdown on tainted seafood imports, fish on the menu at Portland’s Harvest on the Harbor festival, and catch share infographics.