November 30 – Paris Climate Talks – Don’t Forget Our Oceans – Today, the 2015 Paris Climate Talks began. When discussing climate change, it is easy to get lost in the details of atmospheric warming and on land impacts, but a huge part of our biggest global threat is the impact on our oceans and the mitigation measures that we can – and must – take to help. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.
December 1 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, December 1 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Nova Scotia approves oil exploration next to Georges Bank; PPH says electronic monitors would improve fishery; a lobsterman finds sea squirts on his traps; Maine lobster exporters see promise in Japan; and you listen live to NEFMC’s December council meeting. In the News, by Talking Fish.
December 3 – Is GMO Necessarily Bad? – This is a guest post by Rip Cunningham, Recreational Fisheries Consultant. The views expressed in the post are the writer’s own. Genetically modified salmon is the first of its kind and has recently been the focus of much debate. For other points of view, read a post in Vox Populi by a Dartmouth Professor of Environmental Studies and a chief scientist at the Ocean Conservancy. More of the debate can also be read on the New York Times’ Opinion Page. Opinion, guest post by Rip Cunningham.
December 4 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 4 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, it’s Ocean Day at Paris; NEFMC votes on commercial cod quotas; federal funding for at-sea monitors likely to extend to 2016; Gloucester residents spot a North Atlantic right whale; train your dog to catch a lobster; Paul Greenberg remarks on GMO salmon; NOAA Fisheries releases a statement at the conclusion of the 2015 annual ICCAT meeting; and Holly Bamford will join National Fish and Wildlife Foundation as Chief Conservation Officer. In the News, by Talking Fish.