Gulf of Maine Warming

Rising ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Maine is one of the greatest concerns for the future of New England’s Atlantic cod fishery. While overfishing in the last 60 years has┬ádepleted the Gulf of Maine’s cod population, ocean warming over the last five years has contributed to cod’s inability to bounce back, despite the strict fishing regulations that have been put in place. Cod fishing quotas are being set lower and lower… Read More

Fisheries 101

What is a fishery?: A fishery is an entity that is engaged in raising or harvesting fish. A fishery is defined in terms of the people involved, species or type of fish, area of water or seabed, method of fishing, class of boats, purpose of the activities or a combination of these features. Positive Impacts of Fisheries: Fisheries create jobs within the local community in terms of the actual fishing, the cleaning… Read More