Fisheries

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Sticky Tape: Pebble leaders caught on video confirming project rumors

have to believe there's more than one reason Northern Dynasty Minerals and Pebble Limited Partnership have struggled to secure investors for a literal gold mine. Could one of them be that they're not quite as slick as they think they are? [Editor's note: This editorial has been updated to include a response from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.]

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

SC - CCA SC Donates Tags and Receivers to Help With Important Cobia Research

For over two decades, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has been a leader in cobia research.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

USA - Shad Recovery Efforts Not Paying Off, Study Shows

The American shad’s Atlantic population remains at a historic low, despite longstanding commercial fishing bans in several states and millions of dollars invested in restoring the fish’s habitat.

Northeast
Fisheries

David Abel's Documentary Film -- Lobster War: The Fight Over The World's Richest Fishing Grounds -- is Now Available On-Line

Lobster War is an award-winning film about a climate-fueled conflict between the US and Canada over waters both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. “Lobster War” is finally available online and on TV! The film is about how climate change has affected a centuries-old conflict between the US and Canada over some of the world’s richest fishing grounds. Stream it now at links provided here

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Hawai'ian Reefs Lost Almost Half Their Fish to Pollution and Fishing

A new study has found a 45% decline in the biomass of important fish species in West Hawai‘i’s reefs across a 10-year period.

International
Fisheries

CAN - Fisheries Minister Asking Sides to Meet to De-Escalate Lobster Fishing Tensions

SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — Tensions and frustrations relating to lobster fishing continued to climb in southwestern Nova Scotia on Sept. 18.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Gillnetters Approve, Anglers Reel at Columbia River Salmon Policy Change

A recent update to the state’s Columbia River salmon management policy to change harvest allocations and allow commercial gillnetting on the main stem has anglers reeling.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - America's Fisheries Management Has Been a Success. Now That's Under Threat.

When you take the “science” out of fisheries science, things can go downhill very, very quickly.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

WI - In Wisconsin's Green Bay, Walleye Swim Healthy Again

A 30-year effort to clean up the Lower Fox River by a coalition of local officials, business owners, educators, environmentalists, and outdoor enthusiasts is bearing fruit.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - CPRA Seeking Recommendations From Oyster Farmers

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will be holding four meetings in the coming months to get the opinions of oyster farmers who lease state lands on the Oyster Lease Acquisition and Compensation Program.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - DEC Announces Actions to Protect Salmon River Fish Populations

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced actions underway to mitigate the impacts of low water flows along the Salmon River during the upcoming salmon run that draws thousands of anglers each year.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Connecting Fishermen With Hungry Communities Can Also Benefit Local Food Systems

While fresh seafood hasn't traditionally been included in hunger relief programs, advocates say the lean protein is a smart choice that supports local economies.

International
Fisheries

World - Project to Protect Marine Mammals Provides Valuable Framework

A fisheries management tool designed for endangered and threatened species in data-limited places has produced a win-win opportunity for fishers and marine mammals in Southeast Asia, providing a valuable framework for other coastal nations around the world where food insecurity, overfishing, and habitat destruction are increasingly serious problems.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - The David and Goliath Story Playing Out in Alaska's Fisheries

Facing the loss of a resource that has supported generations of fishing families, this community set out to protect the pristine waters of southeast Alaska — and it’s working.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Lobster Industry, Other Fisheries to Receive Tariff Relief in $530M Federal Bailout

Maine lobster harvesters and other commercial fishermen affected by foreign trade tariffs on their catch will receive a total of $530 million in federal relief, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine Sea Grant, UMaine Advance National Initiative to Increase Lobster Fishery Resilience

Orono, Maine — Maine Sea Grant College Program staff and University of Maine scientists will advance a multimillion-dollar NOAA Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative (ALI), which has announced a second round of research funding.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Adak: This Is How Alaska Fishing Communities Die

Last year, warnings were issued of the slow economic death of Alaskan fishing communities as their access to nearby fisheries that they depend on becomes squeezed by off-shore interests, lawsuits and slow or nonexistent political and regulatory responses.

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - They Can Dig It: New England Clammers Press Through Pandemic

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — For New England’s vanishing commercial clam harvesters, the coronavirus pandemic represents only the most recent in a string of setbacks that have held down the centuries-old industry.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CAN - It Will Take More Than Fishery Closures to Rebuild Steelhead Fish Population: UBC Researcher

The closure of net fisheries would increase the chances of a steelhead population recovery in the Thompson and Chilcotin Rivers, but it’ll take more than that to rebuild a fish population that may soon be extinct, according to a UBC researcher.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Pink Salmon Could Prosper in Warmer Arctic, New Study Finds

Scientists like to say that climate change is creating winners and losers in Alaska: Some species will struggle, while others could benefit from warmer habitats.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - After Laura, 'Nothing Left' for Some Southwest Louisiana Fishing Families

Fishing communities on the Texas and Louisiana coasts are reeling from the effects of Hurricane Laura and are still assessing the damage.

International
Fisheries

UK - Why Restoring the Oyster Population Could Create Cleaner Seas Around the UK

On a late summer's day, leisure boats sail in and out of Lymington's harbor and a large car ferry slowly docks at the port, as it completes the crossing over the short stretch of water from the nearby Isle of Wight.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

MI - $8M for Asian carp gauntlet project restored by Michigan Legislature

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed a $778 million reconfiguration of the Brandon Road Lock & Dam to install a fish-deterrence system that includes an electric barrier, bubble barrier, acoustic deterrents and flushing lock.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine hits stumbling block in effort to distribute pandemic aid to seafood industry

Individual fishermen, fishing charters and seafood dealers must demonstrate revenue losses before receiving checks, probably in November.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - ‘Amazing’ halibut, one of the largest fish in the Gulf of Maine, are making a comeback

Halibut are one of the largest fish in the Gulf of Maine, second only to bluefin tuna, swordfish and large sharks. Historically they were a mainstay of the fishing industry along with cod.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

USA - NOAA Fisheries Revises Seafood Reporting Requirements in Wake of Hurricane Laura

NOAA Fisheries has announced revised reporting requirements for federal seafood dealers in portions of both Texas and Louisiana through 5 October in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Laura.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska Fishing Industry Likely Incurred Tens of Millions of Dollars in Coronavirus-Related Expenses

Alaska seafood processors are paying tens of millions of dollars extra to cover costs from the COVID-19 pandemic, and most of it is coming out of pocket.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Fitness Trackers, Environmental Sensors Prototyped to Improve Survival in the Lobster Supply Chain

Miniature fitness trackers for lobsters and devices to monitor the quality of their shipping conditions are being prototyped as part of an initiative to reduce stress points and improve survival in the lobster supply chain for the Maine lobster industry.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Gulf of Mexico - Deep-Water Fish Farming in the Gulf of Mexico: Who Benefits?

When it comes to balancing food security with protecting ecosystems, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. An ambitious project off Florida’s coast could bring down the price.

Arctic & Antarctica
Fisheries

AK - Historic Bristol Bay, Alaska salmon fishery dealing with latest challenge: COVID-19

Northwest summers mean salmon on the grill. While Alaskans fill freezers with their own catch – our freezers are filled with enough salmon to last until next summer – those grilling elsewhere must buy either farm-raised salmon or wild sockeye salmon caught in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Northeast
Fisheries

NJ - $11.3 Million in Pandemic Aid to State Fisheries Discussed

Disbursement of over $11.3 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was discussed at the Aug. 17 meeting of the Atlantic Coast section of the N.J. Shellfisheries Council.

International
Fisheries

World - Seafood Could Account for 25 Percent of Animal Protein Needed to Meet Demand

As the world’s population continues to grow, researchers have examined the sea’s primary food producing sectors to determine “sustainable supply curves” for the future of seafood.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska Salmon Returning Smaller Amid Climate Change, Competition With Hatchery Fish, Study Finds

Alaska salmon have gotten smaller in recent decades, a downsizing that appears to be largely driven by climate change and increased competition for food as hatcheries release some 5 billion young fish into the North Pacific each year, according to a study published this month by U.S. and Canadian researchers in the science journal Nature Communications.

International
Fisheries

World - How Knowledge-Sharing Will Improve Multispecies Fisheries

While many single-species fisheries are becoming more sustainable thanks to science-based management strategies, multispecies fisheries often face greater sustainability challenges, and these challenges will grow in the face of climate change.

International
Fisheries

World - New Studies Find Agricultural Pesticides Can Affect Prawns and Oysters

New research from Southern Cross University has highlighted the importance of managing the potential impacts of pesticide run-off in areas of intensive coastal agriculture.

International
Fisheries

South Africa - Mass Mussel Harvesting Leaves North Coast Beach Rocks Bare

In the dune forest clearings between Zinkwazi and Nonoti, massive piles of mussel shells, several metres wide, and as much as half a metre deep in some places, can be found.