Monday, May 21 – “Congress, Catch Shares, and the Councils” – An opinion piece by Nick Battista of the Island Institute and Ben Martens of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association on the effort by some members of Congress to prohibit NOAA, NMFS and the councils from developing new catch shares management plans on the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.
- Tuesday, May 22 – “Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 1” – TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, the first in the series, Mike Palmer talks about his background and interest in fisheries science and the types of data used in stock assessments.
- Thursday, May 24 – “A Small ‘Catch’ in Recent Fisheries Coverage” – Lee Crockett of the Pew Environment Group writes to “make an important distinction between catch limits and catch shares, a difference that has been inadequately explained by NOAA and has resulted in some understandable confusion.”
- Friday, May 25 – “Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 25” – Interesting stories this week: Boston brings local and fresh fish to its farmers markets; disconcerting news about Thailand’s seafood export industry; and recipes for healthy fish stocks.