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Fisheries

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - NOAA lays out plans for expanded testing of ropeless fishing technology

Federal regulators prepare for widespread adoption of the gear in an effort to protect endangered right whales.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Some ships push back at rules requiring slowdown for whales

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators who want to enforce new vessel speed rules to help protect rare whales can expect some pushback from ship operators.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Congress leans on NOAA to avoid major Florida fishery closures

A nontraditional population survey could lead to longer red snapper seasons.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Offshore wind and fisheries can coexist today to best address the challenges of tomorrow

The ocean off the American coastline is a vital national resource, and we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to harness it in a manner that both feeds and powers the country.

International
Fisheries

CAN - New ropeless fishing technology, which can help save whales, tested off Newfoundland

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland - A test deployment of ropeless fishing gear last month off the coast of Newfoundland brought to life a more than four-decades-old dream of biologist Michael Moore — and in a way, the test brought those dreams home.

Northeast
Fisheries

MD - Maryland regulators tentatively approve wastewater permit for massive salmon farm

A proposed indoor salmon farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is poised to clear a key regulatory hurdle over critics’ fearsthat its discharges will threaten the state’s only Atlantic sturgeon spawning grounds.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - NOAA reminds public to give Hawaiian monk seals respectful space and distance

In the wake of a Hawaiian monk seal attack on a visitor from California, federal officials are reminding the public to give the endangered animals a respectful distance.

International
Fisheries

South Africa - Fisheries crime is a huge parallel economic system – FishFORCE is harnessing tech to fight it

South African fisheries are a target for organised crime and the country is losing huge amounts of revenue. Treasury and the taxman must become more involved. Billions of rands and national marine resources are being lost.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Kudos to NOAA Fisheries for effort to balance development, salmon in Puget Sound

The social and economic fabric of Puget Sound depends on development, but it cannot come at the expense of the endangered species that make their home in the region. Recent efforts by the National Marine Fisheries Service seek to strike a crucial balance.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Evidence of invasive crab that could wreak havoc on Alaska fisheries found near Metlakatla

An invasive species that could wreak havoc on commercial and subsistence fisheries has been found in Alaska for the first time.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Oyster trail designed to protect threatened industry

New trail along North Carolina coastline includes oyster farms, seafood markets, restaurants and educational sites.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - US could require steps for dams to save last Atlantic salmon

The federal government is conducting a review of four dams on a Maine river that could result in a lifeline for the last wild Atlantic salmon in the U.S.

International
Fisheries

Croatia - 100,000 Octopuses Released into Split Waters as Part of Wider Project

As Morski writes, the Split Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, in cooperation with the Croatian Association for Sport Fishing at Sea, has begun research into the possibility of raising octopuses in their early developmental stages for the purpose of their repopulation.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Appeals court reaffirms seasonal ban on lobstering in effort to protect right whales

A federal court had issued a preliminary injunction to halt enforcement of rules that prohibited lobstering in a portion of the Gulf of Maine.

International
Fisheries

Canada - Repeatedly snarled in fishing gear, a scarred right whale fights for survival

Until he was 28 or so, a North Atlantic right whale named Meridian spent most of his time in the Bay of Fundy, swimming mouth open through zooplankton and sieving prey through his teeth-like baleen.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - New relief fund would buoy lobster industry

BOSTON — A proposed state fund would provide financial relief to commercial lobstermen whose livelihoods are being impacted by state and federal regulations aimed at protecting critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - These fish are critical to New England, and they're disappearing

Eric Hutchins waded through the brook's shallow water, his eyes locked on the water swirling between his thigh-high rubber boots. After some consideration, he plunged a short shovel into the gravelly bottom.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Hawaiian Fishponds Are Rebounding In The Face Of Rising Seas And Invasive Species

Community caretakers have been adapting traditional practices to modern day challenges in an effort to restore these once-productive food sources.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - White House: to Help Salmon, Dams May Need to Be Removed

More than a dozen runs of salmon and steelhead are at risk of extinction in the Columbia and Snake rivers

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - U.S. judge says feds are failing to protect endangered right whales from lobster gear entanglement

A federal judge ruled Friday that federal fisheries regulators are violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to adequately protect North Atlantic right whales from potentially deadly entanglements in fishing gear, including the rope used by Maine's lobster fleet.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - OPINION: Bristol Bay demands action by the EPA

Something remarkable is happening here in Alaska right now. Many tens of millions of wild salmon are swimming up into the cold lakes and rivers of a breathtaking region called Bristol Bay. What’s even more astonishing? It happens every summer.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - How foreign private equity hooked New England’s fishing industry

Before dawn, Jerry Leeman churned through inky black waters, clutching the wheel of the fishing vessel Harmony.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - How Foreign Private Equity Hooked New England's Fishing Industry

Owned by a billionaire Dutch family, Blue Harvest Fisheries has emerged as a dominant force in the lucrative fishing port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its business model: benefit from lax antitrust rules and pass costs on to local fishermen.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Seaweed Inc.: As climate threatens lobster, Maine eyes new cash crop

The landing dock of the Portland Fish Exchange is busy this afternoon, in a way that almost reminds David Townsend of when there were still groundfish to catch in Casco Bay, when this pier was piled with cod and haddock.