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Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Shortbelly rockfish an example of fishery management under climate change

A small, spiny fish no one wants to catch has started to appear in trawl nets off the Oregon Coast. An important source of food for Chinook salmon and many seabirds

International
Fisheries

Japan - Tokyo fishermen lament 'endless' stream of floating pumice stones

On the morning of Nov. 29, fishermen on a boat just outside Ako fishing port on the western part of Miyakejima of the Izu Islands chain had nets in hand. They were scooping up floating pumice the size of grains of rice.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine's lobster industry is in a fight for its survival

Friday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold reinstatement of a 967-square-mile lobster fishing closure is another devastating blow to Maine lobstermen.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Lobstering union petitions U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Gulf of Maine closure

Lobster fishermen were forced to remove their gear from a large section of the Gulf of Maine this week, but while their traps may no longer be in the water, the industry is not giving up its fight.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Input from Commercial, Recreational Fishermen Wanted on Development of Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and affected coastal states, is developing guidance to mitigate potential impacts from offshore wind projects on commercial and recreational fisheries.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - A guide to understanding the fight over whales and lobster gear in the Gulf of Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — Right now, lobstermen are hauling their gear out of a 967-square mile stretch of ocean, roughly 30 miles offshore, in the Gulf of Maine.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Great Lakes - Fresh, local and forgotten: on Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, families fight to save their fisheries

The Great Lakes are a freshwater ecosystem rich with aquatic life, but researchers warn of one dying breed — Ontario fishermen who were once prominent fixtures in their coastal communities

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Feds declare East Coast herring fishery a disaster

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced a disaster declaration for the 2019 Atlantic herring fishery on Monday, Nov. 22.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - NOAA orders lobster fishing gear out of offshore zone

The Maine Department of Marine Resources on November 18 said it could take two weeks for lobster fishermen to remove their gear from roughly 967 square miles of the Gulf of Maine.

International
Fisheries

DOM REP - Hundreds of fish die in all coasts of Sabana de la Mar and Miches

Hundreds of fish of all species died and were dragged last Friday to the coastal coast of the municipality of Sabana de la Mar in Hato Mayor until reaching Miches, in El Seibo, for unknown causes.

Coastwide
Fisheries

World - Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean

The size of undersea creatures seemed to follow a strange but stable pattern—until industrial fishing came along.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska lawmakers in both parties demand action on excessive fisheries bycatch

A grilling on fish that is taken as bycatch didn’t satisfy the appetites of a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a special hearing on Nov. 15 by the House Fisheries Committee.

Coastwide
Fisheries

USA - You can help protect a fish species that is vital to oceanic ecosystems

Menhaden (commonly known as bunker or pogy) are considered one of the most important fish in the sea. They are a type of forage fish, or filter feeders, mitigating harmful algal blooms while also being a vital food source for whales, striped bass, redfish, eagles, osprey and many other animals.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Appeals court reinstates Maine lobster gear restriction (Bonus lobster regulation news compilation)

A federal appeals court reinstated NMFS’ seasonal closure of a 967-square mile rectangle in the Gulf of Maine to lobster gear, ruling a lower court went too far in delaying the agency’s rule to protect endangered right whales from entanglements.