Mar 16, 2011

MIT fishery researchers finally turn to wild plankton management.

After all, if your freshly hatched cod, flounder, haddock , scallops, lobsters etc don't have the right food available - and in the right quantity - they starve to death before they're as big as a grain of rice.  See this report from Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute.  So:  

MIT SeaGrant Performance Measure 2010-2014:
 * Tools and training for accurate evaluation of planktonic food sources as they relate to climate change and other factors delivered to NMFS, MA DMF, and other state and local agencies.

MIT SeaGrant Target 2010-2014:
* Five top-level fisheries managers will be trained and their agencies able to evaluate planktonic food resources, changes in blooms and overall productivity.

Go for it, MIT!

Recent stories about ocean wind from U Maine's online newspaper.

Recent articles about ocean wind power plans from U Maine's online newspaper.

Mar 6, 2011

Maine Fishermen's Forum 2011 seminar "Bringing Back the Fish" Listen to recordings

Maine Fishermen's Forum 2011.   
Recording  of "Bringing Back the Fish" seminar.
Why are some fishing grounds empty when others  show increases in several important New England groundfish stocks? Why aren’t the fish found on inshore grounds along much of New England’s coast? Listen to 5 fishermen, a government scientist and a conservationist discuss how the Gulf of Maine fishes have changed over their fishing careers and lifetimes, and what's to be done.
Audio of "Bringing Back the Fish"
1. Billy Chaprales, F/V Reuby. 2 minutes
2. Glenn Libby, F/V Skipper. 5 minutes
3. Jake Kritzer NEFMC. 2 minutes
4. Jason Joyce, F/V Andanamra. 6 minutes
5. Jim Odlin, Atlantic Trawlers. 6 minutes
6. Q&A 1. 12 minutes
7. Q&A 2. 5 minutes
8. Q&A 3. 16 minutes
9. Q&A 4. 17 minutes
10. Q&A 5. 4minutes