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Arctic & Antarctica
Fisheries

Arctic - Landmark Arctic fisheries agreement enters into force

The multilateral agreement will prevent commercial fishing in a fragile and poorly understood ecosystem

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - US West Coast fishing industry requests review of sea otter reintroduction

Major players in the U.S. West Coast fishing industry sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on Thursday, 12 August, requesting a thorough review of how a proposed sea otter reintroduction might affect the region’s fisheries and coastal economies.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - Planned electronic trackers on lobster fishing boats aim to protect whales

New federal rules are coming to the lobster fishery soon to help protect the whales.

International
Fisheries

World - Successful artificial reefs depend on getting the context right due to complex socio-bio-economic interactions

Artificial reefs (ARs) are one of the most popular means of supporting marine ecosystem conservation and coastal fisheries, particularly in developing countries.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Tech firm born in Maine uses AI to monitor commercial fishing

New England Marine Monitoring’s new technology could drastically reduce a tedious component of fisheries management and help make the industry safer.

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - Fish councils prepare for climate change

The New England Fishery Management Council is joining other East Coast marine management councils to plan for a future marked by the continuing detrimental impacts of climate change.

West Coast
Fisheries

PNW - Skeptics of sea otter reintroduction getting organized on Pacific Coast

Sea otters are undeniably cute, but cuteness only goes so far when major economic interests are at stake. That's an inference you can make from the emergence of organized pushback to the possible reintroduction of sea otters along the Oregon Coast.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Lobster boat tracking coming to protect whales, fishery

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America’s lobster fishing businesses could be subjected to electronic tracking requirements to try to protect vulnerable right whales and get a better idea of the population of the valuable crustaceans.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Commercial fishermen have taken a nosedive in the past 20 years

North Carolina commercial fishermen have complained for decades that government regulations and a variety of other factors threaten their livelihood and have them headed the way of endangered species.

Northeast
Fisheries

CT - Oystermen overcome pollution, pandemic

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norm Bloom enjoys watching his 5-year-old grandson, Jack, out on one of their oyster boats dressed in his little waders, helping the crew as they pull in dredge cages full of the shellfish from the bottom of Norwalk Harbor.

Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

MD - Governor Hogan Announces Additional $3.4 Million in Relief Funds for Maryland Fishing Industry

Governor Larry Hogan, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), announced an additional $3.4 million in economic relief funds for the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

Northeast
Fisheries

RI - Warming R.I. marine waters force iconic species out, disrupt catch limits

For generations, winter flounder was one of the most important fish in Rhode Island waters. Longtime recreational fisherman Rich Hittinger recalled taking his kids fishing in the 1980s, dropping anchor, letting their lines sink to the bottom, waiting about half an hour and then filling their fishing cooler with the oval-shaped, right-eyed flatfish.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Challenges abound, but lobstermen say they’re in it for the long haul

STONINGTON — Around 2 a.m. each morning, a parade of trucks from around the region begins the journey down to the Stonington docks, marking the start of another day of lobstering in Maine.

International
Fisheries

Int'l - How 'ghost' fishing gear affects at-risk species and fisheries' bottom line

Southwest Nova Scotia is one of Canada's most productive lobster fishing region, spanning more than 21,000 square kilometers and contributing a significant portion of the country's lobster supply.

International
Fisheries

Int'l - Warming waters threaten tuna – 10 Pacific economies stand vulnerable

PACIFIC COMMUNITY, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL, PACIFIC ISLAND FORUM FISHERIES AGENCY

Southeast
Fisheries

VA - Virginia Beach boat reels in fish that could be worth $4.9 million as White Marlin Open begins

A Virginia Beach boat was the first to return to the scales in the 48th annual White Marlin Open on Monday, and the quick catch could net the prestigious event’s biggest prize: $4.9 million.

International
Fisheries

Int'l - SCOURGE OF THE SEA: HOW ‘GHOST’ FISHING GEAR CAPTURES SPECIES AT RISK AND TAKES BIG BITE OUT OF FISHERIES’ BOTTOM LINE

Southwest Nova Scotia is one of Canada's most productive lobster fishing region, spanning more than 21,000 square kilometres and contributing a significant portion of the country’s lobster supply.

West Coast
Fisheries

CA - Warming rivers killing fish, imperiling industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Young salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Climate policies have major impact on Gulf shellfish industry | Commentary

Shellfish have long held an important place in the culture and economy of Florida. Our northern coastal waters have been home to some of the most prolific oyster beds in the world.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Global Competition Over Fish Stocks Increasingly Affects Hawaii

Competition over dwindling fish stocks has led to violent confrontations around the world. Hawaii longliners are feeling the effects.

Northeast
Fisheries

RI - Rhode Island’s Warming Marine Waters Force Iconic Species Out, Disrupt Catch Limits and Change Ecosystem Services

For generations, winter flounder was one of the most important fish in Rhode Island waters. Longtime recreational fisherman Rich Hittinger recalled taking his kids fishing in the 1980s, dropping anchor, letting their lines sink to the bottom, waiting about half an hour and then filling their fishing cooler with the oval-shaped, right-eyed flatfish.

Arctic & Antarctica
Fisheries

World - Trawlers Are Pushing into the High Arctic

With sea ice melting, fishing looks set to continue its expansion into previously inaccessible waters.