This Week on – September 26-30

Allison Lorenc

September 26: New Research Shows a Bad Forecast for Cod in a Rapidly Changing Climate – This summer, two scientific articles examined the outlook for Atlantic cod populations in a rapidly changing climate, and unfortunately for an already struggling species in New England, the forecast is not so great. Science, by Talking Fish.

September 27: Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, September 27 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, an endangered whale is found dead tangled in fishing gear off Maine; the effort to close Maine’s last open lobster zone advances; NEFMC provides updates from its most recent Council meeting; and lessons from the Gulf of Maine on how to live in a warmer world. In the News, by Talking Fish.

September 30: Fish Talk in the News – Friday, September 30 – In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, are dead and entangled right whales off New England’s coast a sign that gear rules aren’t working?; an op-ed says the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is the right move for fish; how a groundfish disaster today can spawn a different looking fishery tomorrow; a herring spawning closure will go into effect for October; a UNH researcher is trying to develop a sustainable fish farm; more than 80 percent want new safeguards against seafood fraud and mislabeling; Massachusetts delegates call proposed American lobster ban ‘excessive’ in a letter to the EU; and promises are unmet as Thailand tries to reform its shrimp industry. In the News, by Talking Fish.

September 30: Optimum Yield for the Environment and All of Us – The fishery councils created by the Magnuson-Stevens Act have neither the expertise, the interest, nor the governance structure to manage for healthy oceans. Fishery councils only manage a tiny fraction of the animals that comprise the vast web of life in the ocean: commercially-important fish. Protecting Ocean Ecosystems, by Peter Shelley.

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