January 4 – Clam Dredging: A Path of Destruction – The clam industry has made a number of claims about the “benign” nature of this fishery. It has done so with the hope that the fishery management council and NOAA Fisheries will allow the offshore clam fleet to continue to fish, by exemption from other regulations, in areas that the Council has identified as having some of the highest habitat benefits for New England fish species. New England Fisheries, by Peter Shelley.
January 5 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, January 5 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, how can seaweed help lobsters?; Gib Brogan says ‘save haddock from the herring slaughter’; sea turtles are stranded later than ever; at-sea monitoring will go to court; and a marine ecologist strives to protect the seas. In the News, by Talking Fish.
January 8 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 8 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, The Economist details the successful business model behind New Bedford’s whaling industry; NOAA discovers remains of 1800s whaling ships; NOAA hires uniformed enforcement officers; Maine’s Marine Resources Committee schedules a hearing on elver legislation; the Coast Guard reviews policies after fatality; a presidential candidate meets with New Hampshire fishermen; and NEFMC releases the agenda for its January meeting. In the News, by Talking Fish.