Author Archives: Rob Moir, Ph.D.

MA Residents Disagree Strongly with AG’s Call to Take More Codfish

Atlantic Cod fish fishing fisheries

Massachusetts residents sure do love cod, swimming wild or with tartar sauce.  When Attorney General Martha Coakley called for taking of the last cod by taking legal actions to call into question the work of the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the recommendations made by the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee, and the management…

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100 Million Menhaden Fish Saved by Decisively Acting Fisheries Commission

Menhaden Save Signs

“We’re overfished; we’re overfishing. … If we don’t do something, it’s likely the long-term viability of [the menhaden] fishery is going to go away,” said Louis Daniel, North Carolina’s fisheries director and chairman of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Friday, at a hotel in South Baltimore, Daniel masterfully maintained order. Only once was there…

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