May 2 – Dock Talk: Ocean Planning – According to John Williamson, “Our priority as fishermen should be no further loss of [environment’s capability to produce fish for commercial and recreational fisheries.]…Regional Ocean Plans both attempt to improve consultation among agencies and with the fishing public, i.e., with fishermen, trade associations and the fishery management councils.” Solutions and Innovations, cross-post by Talking Fish.
May 3 – Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, May 3 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, feds call for less monitoring of New England groundfish fishery; ASMFC considers regulations to save lobster population; Massachusetts joins Maine in fight to prevent a European ban on North American lobster; the Massachusetts House budget includes money for SMAST: a federal grant will fund a New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center film; and researchers supports evidence that warmer waters may contribute to lobster decline. In the News, by Talking Fish.
May 6 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 6 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, scallop vessel owners are fined for fishing in protected areas; ASMFC will study New England’s lobster stock; consumers pay more for Maine lobster; NEFSC’s director is retiring; ASMFC sets new rules for Jonah crabs; WCAI reports on efforts to reduce bycatch; Maine’s meaty scallop mollusks are likely to bring a strong scallop season; and Benton hosts its fifth annual Alewife Festival. In the News, by Talking Fish.