March 28 – Seagrass Provides Lifeline for Fish and Coastal Economies – Seagrass provides food and shelter for thousands of species. But these flora are dying in vast tracts across the globe. Congress has an opportunity to improve protections for all marine habitats when it reauthorizes the primary law that governs U.S. ocean fishing, the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Peter Baker.
March 29 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, March 29 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Maine asks Obama to rebuff the proposed EU ban on lobster exports; a Maine entrepreneur creates lobster-infused crackers; the Center for Coastal Studies hosts a seminar on river herring; and how our favorite fish could recover in a decade. In the News, by Talking Fish.
April 1 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, April 1 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, federal agencies release a joint draft Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan for public comment; changing ocean conditions affect quality of prey for Atlantic salmon and other species; the number of NH groundfishermen continues to decline; ACFHP study highlights the importance of benthic habitats; and NOAA is now accepting applications for its Fisheries Finance Program. In the News, by Talking Fish.