This Week on TalkingFish.org – August 31-September 4


August 31 – A Roller Coaster of Demand for Atlantic Pollock – Last week, we featured a shark, and before that, a pretty little rosefish. But today, we have a real fish’s fish for you – a greenish, scaly, schooling creature with barbels and a classic fishy silhouette – the Atlantic pollock. Fish Feature, cross-post by Talking Fish. 

August 31 – Protect New England’s Ocean Treasures – On Wednesday, September 2 the New England Aquarium and the National Geographic Society are hosting an evening of scientific exploration celebrating two of New England’s oceans treasures: the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.

September 1 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 1 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a growing seaweed industry in New England; seaweed invades Maine beaches; Maine’s mussels are disappearing; and Rep. Keating’s letter in the Boston Globe addressing groundfish monitoring. In the News, by Talking Fish.

September 3 – Monument when? Monument now! – On a hot and humid Wednesday night, over 600 people came out in full force to show overwhelming support at the New England Aquarium for permanent protection of the Cashes Ledge Closed Area and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.

September 4 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 4 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, environmental groups and stakeholders call for a marine national monument; NOAA announces town hall meeting for canyons and seamounts; Cape and Island lawmakers express concern over federal fishery disaster aid distribution; low clam supply in Maine drives prices up; Portsmouth Public Library celebrates Maritime Month; New Bedford Public Library will display a new fishing industry multi-media exhibit; Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen adjust to new realities; The Cape sees an abundance of great white sharks; and efforts to save a beach basking shark fail. In the News, by Talking Fish.

September 4 – Analyzing the Analyst – Saving Seafood concludes that permanent monument protections are both superfluous and undemocratic. They conclude that these areas are safe in the hands of the New England Fishery Management Council. Our own analysis clearly indicates otherwise. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Peter Shelley.

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