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Fisheries

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine lawmakers snap over lobstermen's impact on whales

Bipartisan group threatens federal funding to prestigious marine research center over its seafood recommendation

Caribbean
Fisheries

CAR - Sustainable fishing plan for Caribbean spiny lobsters

Newswise — A new project will help to ensure sustainable fishing and aquaculture (fish farming) of Caribbean spiny lobsters.

International
Fisheries

World - Tropical Oysters’ Time to Shine

Temperate oysters have hogged the limelight, but heat-loving species have enormous potential to feed people, create economic opportunities, and rehab habitat in the tropics.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - Conservation concerns cancel Alaska’s Bering snow, king crab seasons

Alaska officials have canceled the fall Bristol Bay red king crab harvest, and in a first-ever move, also scuttled the winter harvest of smaller snow crab.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Court weighs vastly different timelines for making new whale rules

The timeline for how fast federal fishery regulators should come up with new rules to protect the endangered right whale is the latest dispute in years of courtroom battles that could decide the future of Maine’s lobster fleet.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization steams on amid partisan shoals

It has been 16 years since the last comprehensive update of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the overarching federal fisheries law, in 2006. The new effort, called the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, took a major step forward this week.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

WA - How Northwest tribes are leading the push to restore eel-like lampreys

DAVE’Y LUMLEY IS up to her armpits in water at Willamette Falls. Cascades spill over the basalt columns that loom above, splashing onto her head and off the brim of her baseball cap. She takes a breath and goes under, emerging seconds later with an eel-like creature twisting in her hand.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - U.S. charts course for adopting ropeless fishing to reduce whale deaths

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a report laying out a strategy to allow the use of “ropeless” or “on-demand” fishing gear off the U.S. East Coast with the goal of reducing entanglements of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine Lobstermen's Association appeals after lawsuit rejected

When announcing its appeal in a release Monday, the MLA called the federal whale plan "scientifically-flawed" and "draconian."

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - An Incredible Lionfish Challenge Record!

Over 25,000 highly-invasive lionfish were collected in just three months by Florida divers participating in the 7th annual event.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Lobster association appeals court decision favoring federal whale plan

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association today said it is appealing a court decision that favors a federal plan to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale population, which the industry contends would cripple Maine’s lobster fishery.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Fishermen must be heard about whale rules, Maine gov says

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor said Tuesday the federal government is moving ahead too quickly with potential new restrictions on the lobster fishing industry, and isn't taking the industry's concerns about the changes into account.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Dump of menhaden in Gulf brings latest calls for regulation

Louisiana conservation groups are renewing calls for tougher regulations on the state’s least-regulated fishery after a fishing boat let loose huge numbers of dead fish off the state’s southwest coast

International
Fisheries

World - Climate change threatens world fisheries, say UBC researchers

Oceans have become warmer, more acidic and less oxygenated due to climate change and human activity.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Lobstermen, supporters push back hard on Seafood Watch ‘red listing’ (with news compilation)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program is facing harsh criticism and pushback over its new “red list” designation for Northeast lobster, recommending seafood suppliers and consumers avoid lobster.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - County sees significant drop in commercial fishing during last 2 decades

MOREHEAD CITY — Commercial fishermen in Carteret County have generally landed between 5 million and 9 million pounds of fish and shellfish per year for the past 15 years, including 7.4 million pounds in 2020, the latest year available.