Category Archives: Massachusetts

Touting US Seafood in Maine & Boston

At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Office John Bullard encouraged consumers to eat US-harvested seafood. “Whenever I get a chance,” Bullard told the audience at an open forum Friday, “I … Continue reading

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Fishery Data versus Anecdote through the Lens of Sector Management

At this year’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum, many old themes are the topic of current conversations. Fisheries managers and scientists point to data that show a fishery resource squarely on the ropes, while many in the fishing industry maintain that there … Continue reading

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Fishing Industry to Start Paying for Federally Mandated At-Sea Monitoring

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) budget for at-sea monitoring (ASM) of the Northeast multi-species groundfish fishery ran dry on February 16th, and today the fishing industry is to start picking up the tab for the federally mandated program. … Continue reading

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The Data behind New England’s Exotic Non-Native Fishes

Over the past year, I’ve covered several stories about introductions of non-native, exotic fishes to U.S. waters. While most of my work on the topic has focused on non-native marine fish species in Florida, I thought it might be interesting, given that I live … Continue reading

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“Buy the Change” – Seafood Consumption Advice for 2015 from Maryn McKenna

  Maryn McKenna of National Geographic’s “The Plate” served up her New Year’s resolutions in a 2 January blog post titled “Buy the Change You Want to See in the World.” Generally speaking, I agree whole-heartedly with McKenna that taking action on … Continue reading

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Why Giving away Dogfish at the Food Pantry May be a Bad Idea

If you visited the Falmouth Service Center’s food pantry last week, you may have been offered a fillet of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Brenda Swain, the service center’s director, says they have “been working really hard on nutrition,” and she’s thrilled … Continue reading

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More Difficult News for New England Groundfishing Fleet

Why don’t they just close the Gulf of Maine down and subsidize us like they do the wind farmers and the solar energy companies and farmers out west? They pay them not to farm, why don’t they pay us not … Continue reading

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