This Week on TalkingFish.org – January 6-10


January 8 – Warming Waters a Hot Topic in 2014 – The weather may be cold but discussion of climate change and its effects on fishing keeps heating up. There is already ample evidence that fish populations are shifting in response to ocean warming, and the Northeast U.S. has seen especially acute effects as sea surface temperatures reached record highs last year.

January 9 – Unlikely Allies Team Up For Tuna – Andy Revkin of The New York Times gave space in his Dot Earth blog this week for discussion on Atlantic bluefin tuna, just as the public comment period on a proposed rule on tuna fishing winds down.

January 10 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 10 – In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the Connecticut Surfcasters Association calls for strengthening the Magnuson-Stevens Act; new research says minimum size limits may be flawed and big fish should be protected, too; rough conditions lead to a rocky trip for Gloucester fishermen; the comment period on new bluefin tuna regulations ends; elver fishermen are still split on methods to reduce catch; the decline of Maine shrimp and boom of Maine lobster are both linked to warming water; NRDC releases a report on marine mammal bycatch by foreign fisheries, but WWF Canada takes issue with its assertion that Canadian lobster and crab fisheries hurt right whales.

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