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Catch Limits – Doing the right thing

Healthy forage fish populations lead to a greater abundance of everything, which results in full hotels, packed restaurants, and busy tackle shops. [...]

July 31, 2017 RECENT, Slide

News: Menhaden catch cap eased, pleasing no one

No matter how low fish stocks get, commercial interests will not heed science - they'll plunder to extinction and then argue that they were misled by science [...]

November 10, 2016 News, RECENT, Slide

Doing The Right Thing: Menhaden Recovery – Stay the Course

Restoring the Atlantic Seaboard wildlife to even a semblance of its former abundance has everything to do with allowing fish and birds to eat. Stay the course ASMFC [...]

October 24, 2016 Doing The Right Thing, FEATURE STORY, Slide

News: Marine preserve is not a new issue, but it is packed with precedent

If Obama heeds those calls, virtually all fishing and commercial operations such as oil and undersea mining would be banned within the new national preserve. [...]

August 23, 2016 News, RECENT, Slide

Pew Trust: Mid-Atlantic Council poised to take historic action for forage fish

If all goes as planned, the council will vote on and submit its final proposal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service in August [...]

May 18, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

News: Shrunken menhaden biomass promises problems

The politically powerful VA-based Omega Protein is primarily culpable for fishing menhaden down to dangerously low numbers, and for shrinking the species’ range to its epicenter in the Mid Atlantic [...]

May 1, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

News: A little conservation goes a long way to help menhaden recover

In 2012 the commercial take of menhaden was lowered, for reduction and bait combined, to halt overfishing and increase availability as forage [...]

May 23, 2014 News, RECENT, Slide

News: Saving striped bass has been a battle cry for decades

Since 1981, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been crippled by the parochial interests of its members [...]

May 14, 2014 News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Commission Votes for More Striped Bass Conservation

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission makes plans to develop management options for reducing fishing pressure on striped bass beginning in 2015 [...]

November 4, 2013 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

News: Menahaden in jeapordy. Time for protection.

Are Atlantic menhaden “overfished” or not? For the most important fish in the sea, that’s not what’s most important [...]

June 13, 2013 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide, Spot