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Fisheries

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Great Lakes - Fresh, local and forgotten: on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, families fight to save their fisheries

The Great Lakes are a freshwater ecosystem rich with aquatic life, but researchers warn of one dying breed — Ontario fishermen who were once prominent fixtures in their coastal communities

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Feds declare East Coast herring fishery a disaster

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced a disaster declaration for the 2019 Atlantic herring fishery on Monday, Nov. 22.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - NOAA orders lobster fishing gear out of offshore zone

The Maine Department of Marine Resources on November 18 said it could take two weeks for lobster fishermen to remove their gear from roughly 967 square miles of the Gulf of Maine.

International
Fisheries

DOM REP - Hundreds of fish die in all coasts of Sabana de la Mar and Miches

Hundreds of fish of all species died and were dragged last Friday to the coastal coast of the municipality of Sabana de la Mar in Hato Mayor until reaching Miches, in El Seibo, for unknown causes.

Coastwide
Fisheries

World - Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean

The size of undersea creatures seemed to follow a strange but stable pattern—until industrial fishing came along.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska lawmakers in both parties demand action on excessive fisheries bycatch

A grilling on fish that is taken as bycatch didn’t satisfy the appetites of a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a special hearing on Nov. 15 by the House Fisheries Committee.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - You can help protect a fish species that is vital to oceanic ecosystems

Menhaden (commonly known as bunker or pogy) are considered one of the most important fish in the sea. They are a type of forage fish, or filter feeders, mitigating harmful algal blooms while also being a vital food source for whales, striped bass, redfish, eagles, osprey and many other animals.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Appeals court reinstates Maine lobster gear restriction (Bonus lobster regulation news compilation)

A federal appeals court reinstated NMFS’ seasonal closure of a 967-square mile rectangle in the Gulf of Maine to lobster gear, ruling a lower court went too far in delaying the agency’s rule to protect endangered right whales from entanglements.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine lobstermen launch campaign to fund fight against NOAA Right Whale rules

The new rules are meant to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale by modifying lobster gear to reduce instances of whale entanglement.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Feds pledge $2.7 million in funds for Klamath Basin salmon recovery

KLAMATH, Calif. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has announced $2.7 million in funding for projects aimed at helping coho salmon in the Klamath River basin.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Governor Mills Announces $10 Million Maine Jobs & Recovery Initiative to Support and Strengthen Maine's Seafood Industry

Investment will help stabilize and grow Maine’s iconic seafood industry and keep Maine people working on our waters and waterfronts

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - ‘It’s bleak’: State officials discuss future of Dungeness crab, salmon fisheries

North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), chair of the state Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, led the 48th annual Zeke Grader Fisheries Forum on Thursday. The nearly six-hour discussion focused on California fisheries’ most pertinent challenges, ranging from drought impacts, threatened salmon species, and the upcoming Dungeness crab fishing season.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska: Where Conservation Plays A Key Role In One Of The World's Biggest Fisheries

Alaskans have learned the hard way how to keep fish stocks healthy in a state where fishermen and environmentalists work together to protect the resource.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Key Trends Impacting Fisheries and Aquaculture in the United States

What Is Happening? An increased focus on climate change and environmental stewardship is rapidly changing the legal and regulatory landscape affecting the fisheries and aquaculture industries, and agencies and legislators aim to address the challenges and opportunities that affect these industries.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

AK - A court decision may help endangered orcas, but Alaskan fishermen are wary

The southern resident killer whale population, three pods of orcas that ply the coastal waters between Monterey, California, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has dwindled to only 73 members. Scientists believe this endangered species, which relies almost exclusively on Chinook — or king — salmon, which are also in steep decline, is basically starving its way to extinction.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Therapists in Maine are treating more people for climate anxiety: 'What do you call a lobsterman when there are no more lobster

The climate crisis is impacting all aspects of people's lives, from rising temperatures outsides, to food supply, to even the money in people's wallets. And it's particularly worrying Maine residents who rely on consistent climates for a living - and their identity.

International
Fisheries

World - The ebb and flow of fish biomass over the decades

The oceans once held what humans considered to be a limitless supply of fish—populations were so abundant that it was nearly inconceivable that the waters would ever run out.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Gulf - Gulf Council recommends reduction in cobia limits

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) voted to reduce the daily bag limit last week. It imposed a per vessel limit on cobia, a coastal migratory pelagic species that northern Gulf Coast anglers have landed infrequently in recent years.

International
Fisheries

Asia - Sink or Swim: Asia's marine fisheries at risk of collapse, leading scientists warn

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 November 2021 - The combined impacts of climate change and overfishing mean Asia's fisheries are at risk of collapse in the coming decades, according to new research released today.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Endangered whales, sea turtles off coast delay commercial crab season, restrict recreational harvest

The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the third straight year because of endangered marine animals feeding in high concentrations off the coast that could be ensnared if crabbers were permitted to set their pots.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Southeast Alaska commercial salmon harvest 4 times higher than last year

Southeast Alaska’s salmon harvest was over four times more than last year’s, according to a preliminary report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released on Monday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As tribal leaders, we urge collective action for Western Alaska salmon now

This past summer, fish racks, smokehouses and fish camps across the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and Norton Sound region in the western part of our state stood empty. Chinook and chum salmon are critical to the lifeblood of our nearly 100 regional tribal communities and are central to our cultures.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - NOAA, local fishermen mark decade of tracking 'Deep Seven'

The Deep Seven designation encompasses the six snappers and one grouper most-frequently caught by bottom fishers in Hawai‘i.

International
Fisheries

Japan - VIDEOS, PHOTO: Large amounts of pumice stone clog dozens of ports and damage fishing boats in Japan

Large quantities of pumice, dumped months ago by an underwater volcano, clogged dozens of ports and damaged fishing boats along the shores of Japan. informs Kyodo News.