This Week on – September 30-October 4

Leah Fine

October 2 – Government Shutdown Shutters Some NOAA Offices – The federal government shutdown is starting to show some limited effects on fisheries management and science. Law enforcement agents, at-sea observers, and seafood inspectors have—so far—not been subject to the furloughs associated with the federal budget impasse.

October 4 – Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 4 – In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, NEFSC Science Director William Karp calls for cooperation between fishermen and scientists; an op-ed saysMSA reauthorization is a great chance to incorporate ecosystem-based fisheries management; Angela Sanfilippo receives a fishing industry award; scientists use fish to collect meteorological information; op-eds promote dogfish as an excellent local seafood product; NOAA alters the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan; SMAST uses gliders to collect ocean data and forms the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute Advisory Council.

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