This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 11-15


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 developments involving these terms have me scratching my head. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Peter Shelley.

January 12 – Fish Talk in the News, Tuesday January 12 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Brown’s Alumni Magazine highlights Cashes Ledge as “The Wonder Down Under”; the Center for Coastal Studies spots the first right whale of the winter season; a bipartisan group of New England legislators send a letter to NOAA about the at-sea monitoring program; and Maine’s Marine Resources Committee will hold a hearing on a new lobster license bill. In the News, by Talking Fish.

January 14 – NOAA Projects Rapid Warming for New England Waters – Using output from four global climate models, NOAA researchers found that “ocean temperature in the U.S. Northeast shelf is projected to warm twice as fast as previously projected and almost three times faster than the global average.” Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.

January 15 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 15 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA projects rapid warming for New England waters; sale of shell-on lobster claws heads to the Mass Senate floor; Senator Murkowski says she will stay appointment of FDA commissioner; NOAA issues first federal regulations for large-scale fish farming; and three New Bedford-based fishing boats were barred from unloading catch. In the News, by Talking Fish.

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