September 12 – The Case for a Marine National Monument Off New England – The array of life in these underwater mountains and canyons deserves protection now. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Peter Baker.
September 13 – It’s Time for Action on Localized Depletion of Atlantic Herring – At its upcoming September 20-22 meeting, the Council should develop a range of alternatives to address localized depletion of Atlantic herring and its impacts. New England Fisheries, by Megan Herzog.
September 15 – Looking out for our future: Obama designates the first Atlantic Marine National Monument – Today, President Obama will announce designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, recognizing the area for its scientific importance and making history for our region and nation. The president’s action, which is an authority granted to him by Congress under the Antiquities Act, will create the only landscape-scale, fully protected marine area in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean – preserving this area now and forever. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Talking Fish.
September 16 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 16 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, President Obama creates the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean; the NEFMC meets next week; the Center for American Progress makes recommendations to maintain and improve U.S. sustainable fisheries management; two Maine lobstermen are arrested; Maine fishery managers are accepting comments on the state’s proposed scallop rules; Mount Desert Island area lobstermen oppose a shortened wait for newcomers; the man who tagged thousands of salmon is honored in Maine; artificial lobster bait will be put to the test in Nova Scotia; Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google launch Global Fishing Watch tool; and a bluefin tuna seized for size violation is donated to a local homeless shelter. In the News, by Talking Fish.