September 8 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 8 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, fisheries management needs to keep pace with climate change; NEFSC seeks applicants to prepare benchmark stock assessments; NOAA grants $10 million under Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program; efforts to save a beached great white are unsuccessful; and a town in Maine works to restore historic fish passage. In the News, by Talking Fish.
September 9 – Show Your Support in Providence Next Tuesday – Next week, NOAA is holding a town hall meeting to hear from the public about designating the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic. The NOAA Town Hall Meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St, Providence, RI, in the Sessions/College/Canal Room. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.
September 10 – Protect Cashes Ledge, Protect Cod – Since its closure in the early 2000s, Atlantic cod have benefited from the protections of Cashes Ledge Closed Area. Cashes Ledge is unique in that it hosts a resident cod population. This is in comparison to migrant cod that travel throughout the Gulf of Maine, as well as Georges Bank, and are often the target of groundfishermen trawl nets. Researchers at GMRI have been able to study how the species vary inside and outside of a closed area. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.
September 11 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 11 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine lobstermen face a long waitlist; Commission appoints David Pierce as Mass DMF Director; new reports compare costs of electronic monitoring and at-sea monitors; Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance launches cape shark marketing campaign; the country’s oldest commercial shellfish hatchery gets a makeover; Maine DMR will hold scallop and sea urchin public hearings; AG certifies proposed Whale Safe Fishing Act as ballot initiative; new study links herring population crash to oil exposure; Mass DMF unfolds new plan for fed aid distribution; U.S. Senate declares Sept 25th as National Lobster Day; and renowned ocean advocate Zeke Grader dies at 68. In the News, by Talking Fish.