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Fisheries

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine's commercially harvested marine resources reach historic value

On the heels of a global pandemic, the overall value earned by harvesters in 2021 jumped by more than $365 million to a new historic value, according to data from Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Northeast
Fisheries

USA - Atlantic herring industry gets $11M to cope with losses

Disaster-level instability in the Atlantic herring industry has prompted the federal government to give $11 million to commercial fishermen and shore-side infrastructure in four states.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Innovative Fish Farms Aim to Feed the Planet, Save Jobs and Clean Up an Industry's Dirty Reputation

From giant land-based salmon tanks to submersible shellfish platforms, experiments in aquaculture are dotting Maine’s coasts

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - Scallop access area leasing under consideration in US Northeast

The possibility of allowing leasing in the Atlantic scallop fishery is being explored by the New England Fishery Management Council, which manages wild fisheries on the U.S. East Coast.

International
Fisheries

USA - The Blue Revolution: how technology helps reduce overfishing (with podcast interview of the author)

As older fishing fleets retire, new technologies help to create a more sustainable solution for an industry historically averse to change. The Blue Revolution, the new book from Nicholas P. Sullivan, tells that story.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - FWC approves rule to rebuild cobia off Atlantic Coast

People overfished Florida's cobia stock for 45 years, scientists discovered.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Destructive Practices by Menhaden Fisheries Wreaks Havoc on Louisiana's Environment and Threatens the Sportsman's Paradise |

Louisiana is known to many as the Sportsman’s Paradise for its excellent fishing and wildlife, but that moniker may be in jeopardy if the menhaden reduction fishing industry continues to wreak havoc on the state’s shoreline and deplete fish populations through unsustainable and irresponsible fishing practices.

Northeast
Fisheries

NH - Senate rejects lobster licenses for recreational scuba divers

Lobsters were the unlikely subject of a lively debate on the Senate floor Thursday, culminating in the chamber voting down a bill that would have granted lobster licenses for recreational scuba divers.

Northeast
Fisheries

NE - Mapping portal portends big changes for fishery managers

As climate change forces more fish to move north in search of cooler waters, NOAA has created a way for the public to track their movements.

Northeast
Fisheries

CAN - Lobster exports, prices soar in Atlantic Canada

Canadian lobster exports reached a staggering $3.26 billion last year, beating the previous record of $2.59 billion, set in 2019, by more than 25 per cent.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Whale Entanglements, Crab Gear, and What Can Be Done?

Whale populations are recovering, and whales are on the move early this year. That’s led to five humpback whale entanglements in crab gear, prompting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to close the commercial Dungeness crab season two months early.

International
Fisheries

World - Climate change could significantly impact commercial fishing, Rutgers study says

Fish such as cod, anchovy and sardines could decline in the future as climate change forces marine species to find survivable ocean temperatures and disrupts predator-prey relationships, according to a new Rutgers University study. The authors say this could have implications for the fishing industry.

Northeast
Fisheries

Climate change creating new options for fish lovers who want to “eat local”

Warming ocean temperatures are causing fish species to shift northwards. Species once common in the mid-Atlantic are becoming fixtures off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Reporters Sofie Rudin and Antonia Ayres-Brown look into what it’ll take to adapt to those changes.

International
Fisheries

World - The information age is starting to transform fishing worldwide

People in the world’s developed nations live in a post-industrial era, working mainly in service or knowledge industries. Manufacturers increasingly rely on sensors, robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning to replace human labor or make it more efficient.

International
Fisheries

EU - Green Deal: EU announces €1 billion worth of commitments to protect the ocean

Today, at the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) in Palau, the EU has renewed its pledges towards international Ocean governance. Presenting a list of 44 commitments for the 2020-2022 period for an amount of almost €1 billion, the EU has brought forward its most important commitments ever offered during an Our Ocean Conference, in terms of value.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - California's Dungeness crab fishing areas to close after lines entangle migrating whales

All commercial Dungeness crab fishing zones off the California coast will close this month after humpback whales became tangled in fishing gear during their migrating season, wildlife officials said.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Are the whales leaving? Gulf of Maine research raises questions about new lobstering rules

The endangered North Atlantic right whale's preferred food source is moving north, out of Maine waters. Lobstermen say the change warrants a second look at new fishing restrictions set to take effect May 1.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Into the ice: Snow crab decline hits Bering Sea island community of St. Paul

This season’s quotas of snow crab catch were slashed by nearly 90%, a body blow to the small island government on St. Paul, where the crab are processed — and taxed.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Are the whales leaving? Gulf of Maine research raises questions about new lobstering rules

The endangered North Atlantic right whale's preferred food source is moving north, out of Maine waters. Lobstermen say the change warrants a second look at new fishing restrictions set to take effect May 1.

International
Fisheries

Canada - Fishers scramble for bait options following herring, mackerel ban

A spring ban on herring and mackerel will force local fishers to source bait from elsewhere, Ron Heighton says.

International
Fisheries

UK - UK’s largest fishing port looks to carbon capture for its next big catch

Fishing has been the lifeblood of Peterhead for 400 years and that’s not about to change any time soon.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NJ - N.J. marine field stations bring aquatic secrets to the surface

Churning with innovation, marine field stations dot New Jersey’s bays and oceans, unearthing solutions to titanic problems, like sustaining our fisheries, restoring marshlands and mitigating the harsh effect of climate change on our waters.

Coastwide
Fisheries

World - Fights over Illegal Fishing Lead to Armed Conflict, Deaths

Around the world, from Sri Lanka to Argentina to the South China Sea, the ocean has become an expanding front in the armed conflict between nations over illegal fishing and overfishing, practices that deplete a vulnerable food source for billions of people worldwide.