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    Cod threat: Closures, ban in mix
    September 30, 2014 -- The full New England Fishery Management Council will consider emergency measures for managing Gulf of Maine cod when it meets this week for the first time since the release of the unscheduled and dire stock assessment that showed the state of the species worsening rather than improving.
    Environmental group pushed for fishery gillnetting reforms
    September 29, 2014 -- Oceana, the ocean conservationist that labeled the Northeast multispecies groundfish fishery as one of the nation’s nine most wasteful fisheries, is pushing for reform of gillnet practices in the Northeast region.
    Public Meeting to Provide Update on Regional Ocean Planning Efforts
    September 29, 2014 -- The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources:
    Huge increase in pollock biomass found in 2014 trawl surveys, TAC likely unaffected
    SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton -- Sept. 25, 2014 -- At the Groundfish Plan team meeting in Seattle this week, NOAA scientists announced that this years trawl and acoustic surveys showed the second highest pollock biomass ever recorded in the history of NOAA stock surveys.  The biomass was the highest since that seen in 1982, 33 years ago.
    ASMFC Red Drum Data Workshop Scheduled for October 14-17, 2014
    ARLINGTON, Va. -- September 24, 2014 -- The following was released by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission:
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GAVIN GIBBONS: The Activist-Led Panic Against Mercury In Fish Is Harming The American Diet

September 29, 2014 -- Next week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a three-day forum focused on the increasingly politicized topic of mercury contamination in fish. Why should you care? If you stop eating seafood, you’re actually putting yourself at risk.