Fisheries

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Spat-On-Shell Demonstration Project to Benefit Oyster Harvests and Coastal Ecosystems

North Carolina Sea Grant, the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and industry collaborators have joined forces on a new project to produce and deploy “spat-on-shell” to restore wild oyster populations for future harvest.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - Entangled Humpback Whale Rescued from New York Channel

A humpback whale tangled in fishing gear was freed in a complex four-day operation in New York’s busy Ambrose Channel, according to federal and state officials.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Appeals Court: NOAA Can’t Make Rules for Offshore Fish Farms

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

MI - Commercial Fishing Industry Fears State Bills

LANSING (AP) — The once vibrant commercial fishing industry in Michigan has dwindled down from thousands of businesses to just 13 full-time fisheries.

Southeast
Fisheries

AL - There is No Catch and Release of Alligators, Except in Lake Eufaula

Alabama is a sportsman’s paradise with freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing and even hunting year-round.

International
Fisheries

World - Alarming Array of Contaminants Found in Seafood

The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders.

International
Fisheries

AUS - 'Senseless': Nets Catch 480 Animals Including Many Protected Species

The number of animals caught in NSW's shark nets jumped more than a fifth in the latest season, trapping more than 180 threatened or protected species.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Famed Oyster Fishery Shut Down to Recover

No doubt hundreds, maybe thousands, of area anglers visit Florida's Apalachicola Bay every year to fish.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - California Fisheries Relief Funding Soon to be Available for Select Sectors Affected by COVID-19

Coastal and marine fishery participants – including licensed commercial fishermen, fish buyers, aquaculture businesses, charter boat owners and guides – who have experienced a loss of income due to the effects of COVID-19 may be eligible for federal relief funding disbursed through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Before COVID-19, U.S. Fishing Years Marked by Milestones in Sustainability

Two announcements today from NOAA Fisheries offer a "snapshot in time" of the population status of U.S. federal fisheries in 2019, and the economic performance of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, and related businesses in 2017.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - What Climate Change Means for Alaska's Rivers — And King Salmon

A new study has found that the answer to Alaska’s Chinook salmon decline lies not just in the ocean, but also in freshwater rivers and streams — and that climate change’s effects on Alaska’s freshwater systems are affecting king salmon.

International
Fisheries

EU - Europe's Leisure Fishermen Risk Damaging Marine Environment

Many of Europe’s coastal regions have suffered severe economic losses as a result of the pandemic.

International
Fisheries

China - The Environmental Costs of China's Maritime Ambition

Too many Chinese vessels, whether fishing boats or dredgers, destroy marine protected areas.

International
Fisheries

PHL - World Bank Board Expects Act on Fisheries Loan by July 2021

The World Bank estimated that its board will decide by July 2021 on a $200-million loan sought by the Philippine government to develop the fisheries sector.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - Texas to Start Issuing Oyster Farming Permits: ‘For Those Who Are Well-Informed it Can be a Profitable Endeavor’

The application process is getting started for farmers looking to join the newly launched oyster mariculture industry in Texas, the last state on the Gulf of Mexico to allow it.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Artificial Reef Program Sinks Vessel off Topsail

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program, in partnership with the Brian Davis Artificial Reef Memorial, sank a 180-foot vessel on Friday, July 24 in Southern Onslow Bay.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - Oyster Farmers in Great South Bay Harvesting Crops While Saving the Waters

Environmental programs using shellfish to help restore the waterways of Long Island.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - US Gulf Region Still Struggling 10 Years after BP Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - Ten years after the catastrophic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Dean Blanchard of Grand Isle, Louisiana, is still haunted by what he witnessed.

International
Fisheries

UK - Illegal Shellfish Harvesting Threatens Conservation and Consumers' Health, Say Officers

Illegal shellfish poaching is believed to be happening in Cornwall, say Port Health Authorities.

International
Fisheries

AUS - 'There's Often Blood on the Wharf': Shark Fishing Ban Ignored During COVID-19

While shark fishing from the Tathra Wharf on NSW's South Coast was outlawed over 20 years ago, residents are concerned the prohibited practice is continuing unchecked.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - 'We Have No Market, but Lots of Lobsters': A Maine Lobsterwoman Fights for Her Livelihood

The fishery is buffeted by the climate crisis and other problems but the coronavirus pandemic has opened a new front.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As State Tracks Herring Population Growth Across the Gulf, Concerns for Sitka's Stocks Remain

After two seasons without a commercial fishery, herring stocks in Sitka Sound are on the rebound, according to state scientists tracking the data.

International
Fisheries

UK - Shellfish Poisoning Fears over Cornwall Black Market Thefts

Suspected black market activity in stolen shellfish is raising fears that people may be poisoned.

International
Fisheries

World - Sharp Decline of Popular Seafood Species Around the World

Fish market favorites such as orange roughy, common octopus, and pink conch are among the species of fish and invertebrates in rapid decline around the world, according to new research.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Louisiana Fisheries, Coastal Agencies Agree on Initial Oyster Recovery Strategy

Oysters are such a mainstay of Louisiana cuisine that when President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited in 1937, Antoine's proudly served up a plate of them in the restaurant's signature Rockefeller style.

International
Fisheries

THA - CPF Builds “Aquaculture 5.0” Shrimp Farm in the USA

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) is developing a new “Aquaculture 5.0” shrimp farm in the USA.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Crowds Removing Sea Creatures from San Pedro Tide Pools put Delicate Ecosystem at Risk

LOS ANGELES — It was against the backdrop of a pounding surf one recent morning that almost 30 people had gathered on the cragged and slippery folds of White Point tidal pools in San Pedro and set to work with gardening spades, buckets and bags.

International
Fisheries

World - Rules and Consequences: How to Improve International Fisheries

Pew is working to strengthen the governance of global fisheries and bolster the health and resiliency of the world’s ocean

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - Despite Increased Supply, South Shore Fishermen are Finding Demand for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is Way Down

It may be a great year to catch bluefin tuna but the limited market for the high-priced fish has shrunk as restaurants struggle during the pandemic.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - 1 in 3 Maine Lobstermen Lands Federal Pandemic Loan

Lobstermen got more small Paycheck Protection Program loans than members of any other Maine industry, but the size of the average loan was small.

International
Fisheries

Central America - Fisheries and Aquaculture Represent More than 20% of GDP for the Central American Integration System Member Countries

The 'blue' economy is based on the generation of value in coastal areas from the use of marine resources, through criteria of social, economic and environmental sustainability.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara Advocating for 'Maritime Collective' Site

The envisioned Maritime Collective would serve as a multipurpose facility providing commercial fishermen with boat, gear and processing space as well as office, meeting and shop space for the emerging blue economy entrepreneurs.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CAN - 8 More Wild Salmon Restoration Projects to Receive Funding in B.C.

VANCOUVER -- The federal government has announced funding for eight more projects as part of the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - Can New England's Cod Fishing Industry Survive?

Scientists and fishers agree that cod fishery is at a crisis point – but they disagree on what’s causing it.

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - Fishing the Canyons: Coral Amendment Will Expand Restrictions of Atlantic Monument

A June 5 presidential proclamation ended a prohibition on commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts marine national monument and returned management of the area to the New England Fishery Management Council.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

TX - Demand for Oysters on the Decline Thanks to Pandemic

Oyster sales have plummeted in Galveston County because of the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent shutdown of area restaurant dining rooms.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

Atlantic - For Sustainable Oyster Harvesting, Look to Native Americans' Historical Practices

Ancient trash heaps show the eastern coast’s original inhabitants managed oyster reefs for thousands of years.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

VA - Chesapeake Bay Foundation Unveils Mobile Oyster Restoration Barge

This mobile restoration center is the first of its kind, and a spokesperson said it would double the amount of oyster spats CBF could plant in a year.

International
Fisheries

World - Social Media Inspired Models Show Winter Warming Hits Fish Stocks

Mathematical modelling inspired by social media is identifying the significant impacts of warming seas on the world's fisheries.

International
Fisheries

UK - Ascending UK Prawn Farms Now Riding Out the Coronavirus Storm

Despite the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, the UK’s two commercial shrimp farming ventures continue to capitalize on the market’s growing demand for trustworthy, locally produced food

International
Fisheries

IND - Shrimp exports to US decline by 58% in May

During initial days of the lockdown, the Indian seafood sector was working at 20-25% capacity, with most of the laboratories remaining closed.

International
Fisheries

CAN - Northern Cod Failure Continues as Fisheries and Oceans Canada Rolls Over Last Year's Harmful Decision to Hike Up Quota

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) just released its annual quota for critically depleted northern cod, maintaining the harmfully high catch level of 12,350 tonnes set in 2019.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Columbia River tribes gain new clout with major acquisition

The freshwater plume that discharges from the Columbia River into the Pacific Ocean around Astoria, Oregon, is an ever-changing phenomenon.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - 720,000 baby salmon released in Half Moon Bay harbor

In Half Moon Bay, a volunteer fishing group released 720,000 salmon smolts from pens last week at Pillar Point Harbor, bringing the number of salmon they have released to 4.7 million in the past nine years.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

VA - Tide of of Alabama bass could harm native fish in several Southwest Virginia lakes

As if the post-traumatic stressed public doesn’t have enough threats to obsess about and agonize over, we are now informed Virginia’s world-class bass fisheries are under attack.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Red snapper season: Florida's east coast anglers need to know 2 new federal regulations

Red snapper season will be short and sweet along the U.S. Atlantic Coast this year — just four days.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Atlantic and Gulf Coast Oyster Reefs Are at Historic Lows but Can Recover

A collection of Pew materials about this critical habitat and strategies for its protection and restoration

International
Fisheries

PHL - Magat Dam cleanup campaign protects fisherfolk livelihood

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao: Some 200 fisherfolk and community leaders have expressed concern over the proliferation of water lilies and driftwood that flowed into the Magat Dam, causing damage to fish cages that affected their livelihood.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - How To Reform and Strengthen Fishery Habitat Protection

It has been a tumultuous year for the fishing industry and the coastal communities that rely on it.

International
Fisheries

IRE - Warning issued about increased levels of toxins in shellfish

Increased toxin levels have been detected in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring programme along the South West and West coasts of Ireland.