Category Archive: Fish

NMFS assessing the impacts of climate change on fish stocks

NARRAGANSETT, RI – Decades of data on temperature, salinity, ocean acidity, and wind patterns for the Northeast US continental shelf indicate that climate changes are … Read the rest

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Herring Amd. 5 includes 100% observer coverage

PORTLAND, ME – More than four years after first making a commitment to develop a comprehensive catch monitoring program for the Atlantic herring fishery, the … Read the rest

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Longliners won’t benefit from swordfish revitalization

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL – The good news is that the swordfish are thriving. Two decades of effort by US fishermen paid off with the 2010 … Read the rest

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Bluefin market report: Cautious optimism as season starts

HARWICH, MA – After a slow start following the June 1 opening of the commercial season, the bluefin tuna fishery was picking up speed in … Read the rest

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GOM gillnetters under Oct/Nov closure to protect harbor porpoise

MYSTIC, CT – Gillnet fishermen will be prohibited from working in a large area of the inshore Gulf of Maine annually during October and November … Read the rest

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NMFS, ASMFC ultimately agree on 2012 dogfish quota, trip limit

GLOUCESTER, MA – It wasn’t seamless, but after the dust settled, fishery managers took steps to implement matching spiny dogfish quotas and possession limits in … Read the rest

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