Category Archives: Saving Fish & Fishing Communities

Saving the Black-eyed King Scallops of Wester Ross, a Dredger Ban for Scotland’s Marine Protected Areas

The newspaper was handed to me over a plate of fish and chips with loose peas at the Coffee Pot in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.  “Dredging row turns bitter as ban ‘broken’” was the headline of The Press and Journal.[1] The “bitter row” had broken out about a week earlier and turned more bitter…

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Fish Tales

Got Fish Tales? We’d like to hear from you to learn more about the importance of these New England fish, no matter where you live. The better decision-makers know fish, the better informed will be their decisions. These New England fish were illustrated by Dina Chapeau for the Ocean River Institute. How do they look?…

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Save Atlantic Deep Sea Corals

This redfish and other fish benefit from deep-sea coral reefs in the North Atlantic that are threatened by trawling. Photo: Science AAAS Tell the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Council to Protect Deep-Sea Corals This month (January 2015) the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will decide whether and to what extent to protect deep sea corals.  The New England…

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A No Groundfish Take Area in the Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area

UPDATE:  The preferred alternative Option B will establish Stellwagen Designated Research Area (DHRA)  entirely within the Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area. 55 sq. mi. about a fifth of the DHRA to become the Northern Reference  Area (no-take). 0% private recreational fishermen reported in 2010 & 2012 fishing in the Northern Reference Area 29 is…

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