August 17 – Acadian Redfish – Consume Regularly for Healthy Ocean – You may also recognize redfish by the name “ocean perch,” but they are not, in fact, perch (genus Perca); they are actually rockfish (genus Sebastes). Literally, these guys love rocks…and mud, and clay. Basically, they love bottom substrates. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish.
August 18 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, August 18 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA announces National Habitat Policy; Maine sets new rules for recreational fishing; anglers catch large fish in Casco Bay fishing tournament; NOAA adjusts catch limits for NE groundfish sectors and common pool vessels; Atlantic White Shark Conservancy continues to study great white shark activity off Cape Cod; RI recreational fishing captain says stock assessments are important for fish and fishermen; alewives help restore ecosystem balance to lakes and rivers; and a letter to the editor calls for a full-time representative for Gloucester fishing interests. In the News, by Talking Fish.
August 19 – Southern New England’s Worst Year in History for River Herring Raises Concerns at Sea – Fisheries officials and watershed conservation groups have tallied the spring migratory runs of river herring, and in parts of southern New England, 2015 likely will go down as a particularly terrible year for these critically important forage fish. Reports from across Connecticut and Rhode Island show the number of migrating fish declining dramatically compared with recent years, leading one prominent biologist to call this year “the worst in history” in his state. New England Fisheries, by Peter Baker.
August 21 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 21 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Gov. Baker and Mass congressional members express concern over at-sea monitoring funding; Bullard sends another letter to NEFMC; ocean warming causes major shifts in lobster populations; NMFS again reduces northern red hake possession limit; MSC develops seafood traceability tool; the Coast Guard rescues a disabled fishing vessel; and Sylvia Earle calls for protection of New England ocean “hope spots.” In the News, by Talking Fish.