NEW BEDFORD — Three of the biggest problems in fisheries management in the Northeast will be tackled soon by a top-to-bottom review led by the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology.
The effort is being spurred by the Federal Fishery Advisory Board created last year by U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass.
The board met Monday at the UMass Law School in Dartmouth to hear the outlines of the survey, which is trying to tackle some vexing issues that come up repeatedly during fishing regulatory decisions.
One is the matter of taking climate change into account when studying fish populations. It is not being done now, despite evidence that serious effects can happen with even minor changes in seawater temperature or salinity.
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National Fisherman Live: 9/9/14
In this episode:
Seafood Watch upgrades status of 21 fish species
Calif. bill attacking seafood mislabeling approved
Ballot item would protect Bristol Bay salmon
NOAA closes cod, yellowtail fishing areas
Pacific panel halves young bluefin harvest
National Fisherman Live: 8/26/14
In this episode, National Fisherman Publisher Jerry Fraser talks about his early days dragging for redfish on the Vandal.
More than a dozen higher education institutions and federal and local fishery management agencies and organizations in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at building the capacity of the U.S. Pacific Island territories to manage their fisheries and fishery-related resources.