This Week on TalkingFish.org – September 28-October 2


September 28 – River Herring at Risk in New England Waters – While the New England Fishery Management Council has established yearly limits on the allowable river herring bycatch from the Atlantic herring fishery, the Council is currently considering an increase in these river herring catch caps. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Mandy Helwig.

September 29 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 29 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NOAA Fisheries released a draft Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management Plan; New England fishermen worry about black sea bass; read the story of a 23-year old female fisherman; oysterman James Bloom is appointed to Connecticut’s Aquaculture Advisory Council; comments on reducing scallop fishing days will be accepted until Sunday; Cape Cod Times says national monument designation a boon for nature; and NEFSC announces its Strategic Science Plan 2016-2021. In the News, by Talking Fish.

September 30 – Marine National Monuments Make Sense – On Wednesday, September 29, members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans discussed and heard testimony from witnesses on potential Marine National Monument designations in the Atlantic Ocean and off the coast of Alaska. As New England Aquarium CEO Nigella Hillgarth says in her recent op-ed, “Let’s hope they also heard the urgency of acting before it is too late to set aside some unique and special places in our oceans for the benefit of current and future generations.” Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish. 

October 2 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 2 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Georges Bank cod is in a dire state; NEFMC postpones decision on observer program; Coast Guard safety inspection deadline approaching; recreational fishermen find other money sources; Gulf of Maine recreational regulations will remain in place; ASMFC announces new Atlantic herring landing days; UMass Large Pelagics Research Center moves to Boston; former Patriots player supports small fishermen; Massachusetts will distribute final federal fishery disaster funds. In the News, by Talking Fish.

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