Pessimism for Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine Cod

Last week we released a two part feature on the status of Atlantic cod stocks. Part 1 was a general overview of the status of stocks while Part 2 dove deeper into the reasons behind different statuses. Retired NOAA Fisheries scientist Fredric Serchuk was inspired to comment on our feature below; if you feel so […]

Atlantic Cod: The Good, The Bad, and the Rebuilding – Part 2

Atlantic Cod The Good, The Bad, and the Rebuilding Part 2     Why are There Differences in Stock Status by Region? “Fishing pressures…or environmental pressures…are different from place to place even within what is considered to be a single management area, and that effect is multiplied when you consider going from one management area […]

Atlantic Cod: The Good, The Bad, and the Rebuilding – Part 1

Atlantic Cod The Good, The Bad, and the Rebuilding Part 1   Atlantic cod have been emblematic of fisheries problems, with the 1992 collapse of the Northern cod stock in Canada setting the stage for the last 25 years of concern surrounding status of cod stocks. Mark Kurlansky’s book “Cod” sold over a million copies, […]

Securing Fish, Food and Livelihoods: Charting a Collaborative Course to Brexit

Securing Fish, Food and Livelihoods: Charting a Collaborative Course to Brexit? a Comment by Erin Priddle, UK Program Manager, Environmental Defense Fund The ‘Brexit’ vote to leave the European Union (EU) represents an unprecedented step-change in EU and United Kingdom (UK) politics.  In the fisheries sphere, what came as a blow for many, especially those […]

Brexit and Fishing

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

Where did all the Fishers go? A Brexit Commentary

Where did all the Fishers Go? a Comment by Griffin Carpenter, New Economics Foundation   As a fisheries researcher, the ‘Brexit’ referendum on the UK’s membership back in June unexpectedly thrust fishing policy to the front of the political agenda. This was an unusual time for fisheries research, and it was accompanied by a flurry […]

Brexit, Fisheries, and Forgotten History

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

Brexit and the Future of British Fisheries and Markets

A recent article in The Times by Hugo Rifkind discussed the challenges faced by the United Kingdom’s fishing industry as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, per the Brexit vote earlier this year. According to Rifkind, many in the fishing community sided with the “Leave” campaign, but may regret their decision to do […]

A Management Perspective on Catch Shares

Ben Raines of AL.com – Alabama Local News – discussed Catch shares in the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery last week in an article titled, How a ‘rogue’ environmental group transformed American fisheries The [Environmental Defense Fund] has pushed a system that turns the right to catch a pound of fish into a private […]

Catch Shares have not Worked in New England

Catch Shares have not Worked in New England by Brian Rothschild The catch-share program in New England was heralded by many to be the be- all and end- all of fisheries management. At the same time others predicted that catch shares would drive fishing industries into the ground. In New England the fleet has collapsed […]