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Ret Talbot: First Bluefin of 2015 Sells for Bargain Price of $37,500

bluefin-tuna-auction-sale-priceEach year when the first bluefin auction price is announced, there is a predictable, albeit short, media frenzy. While much of the ink dedicated to the bluefin auction is focused on the gee-whiz-that’s-a-lot-of-money-to-pay-for-a-fish story that helps to fill the 24-hour news cycle, there is also always a smattering of serious reporting each year from media outlets like The Atlantic, The Guardian and the New York Times that seeks to draw a connection between the well-publicized conservation status of the bluefin and the outrageous price paid at auction for a single fish. “What does it mean?” Read the rest here 16:35

A great Northern Shrimp article: 2015 Commercial Northern Shrimp Fishery Moratorium Announced

untitledIn addition to announcing the moratorium for the 2015 commercial northern shrimp fishery, ASMFC also announced a draft amendment that would establish a limited entry program for the northern shrimp fishery for use in the future if and when the stock recovers and the fishery is re-opened. Read the rest here 13:30

Have We Lost Almost Everything in the Name of Science? Ret Talbot

“We have lost almost everything in the name of science. And so look at the big picture. Give us the freedom to fish.” Captain Matt McLeod.  It is critical that fisheries managers take fisher observations into account when deciding how to best manage stocks, but it is equally important to not allow those observations to overrun the data. To drown out the science. Put another way, the plural of anecdote is not data. goodcatchblog  Read more here 13:07