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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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The Only Thing Definitive is the Numbers

It’s so nebulous. The only thing you can say definitively is the numbers. – Rusty Gaudé, Louisiana Sea Grant Marine Extension Agent  Gaudé was quoted in an article appearing today in the The Advocate about the health of fisheries in the Gulf … Continue reading

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“A Matter of Survival” – Ayotte Challenges Bullard over Fishery Cuts

This is a matter of survival for an honorable and noble profession in New Hampshire. New Hampshire fishermen who, many of them have this in their families, they have fished the waters, they believe firmly in sustaining the stocks because … Continue reading

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Federal Fisheries Regulators between a Rock and a Hard Place

Yesterday, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) added its own legal actions to cap off a week full of litigation over fisheries from Hawaii to New England. The CLF legal action is actually a pair of lawsuits filed in federal court … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Attorney General Sues NOAA Over “Callous Disregard” for Fishing Industry

These new regulations will be a death sentence for the Massachusetts fishing industry as we know it, devastating the fishing communities in our Commonwealth. The federal government has shown a callous disregard for the well-being of Massachusetts fishing families. The … Continue reading

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Emergency Measure Attempting to Save Maine Groundfishing Fleet Gets Mixed Reviews

L.D. 1549, An Act To Provide an Exemption for Incidentally Caught Lobsters, is the next in a long line of legislative initiatives aimed at saving Maine’s groundfishing industry in the face of drastic quota reductions and a dwindling fleet. The bill, which contains … Continue reading

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Oceana Sues National Marine Fisheries Service

In order to restore New England’s groundfish populations to healthy levels, we need enough monitoring to enforce scientifically based catch limits. Impartial observers on fishing vessels are crucial in getting accurate data on how many fish are being taken out … Continue reading

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