This Week on TalkingFish.org – October 21-25

Leah Fine

October 24 – One Good Step for River Herring, Then a Stumble – There is ample science supporting measures that would prevent depleted river herring from being scooped up by the industrial trawlers targeting other fish such as Atlantic herring and mackerel. That’s why recent votes by federal and regional fisheries managers have been so frustrating. In the past month we’ve seen one good step forward followed by some serious stumbles.

October 25 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 25 – In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a WSJ article focuses on tension between fishermen and at-sea observers; NOAA will stop printing nautical charts; the Maine Lobstermen’s Union grows, but so does the divide within the lobster industry; the founder of a Maine lobster processing company wins an entrepreneurship award; the Center for Sustainable Fisheries holds its first board meeting; the shutdown continues to affect fisheries management; NMFS lifts monkfish possession limits for groundfish and scallop vessels; the World Wildlife Fund calls for no increase in Atlantic bluefin quota.

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