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Fissues on the Menhaden Fishery Management Plan

The most important issue to anglers with Amendment 3, was the decision whether or not to implement ecological reference points for menhaden. [...]

November 17, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Does the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have tunnel vision?

Atlantic menhaden is essential to the entire Atlantic ecosystem. They eat phytoplankton, keeping the water clear, provide food for striped bass, bluefish, albies, marine mammals, and seabirds [...]

October 17, 2017 RECENT, Slide

It’s time to show up and speak out for Menhaden

The official public hearing announcement along with times and places can be found here: Menhaden Hearing Announcement. [...]

September 8, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Big investment in little fish in the Mid-Atlantic

When there are enough forage fish in the ocean, the overall ecosystem thrives, helping top predator populations flourish and increasing the yield of catchable fish. [...]

August 30, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

The Mid-Atlantic Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment

The Council’s Unmanaged Forage Omnibus Amendment would put a full stop on any new/potential industrial-scale fishery in the region’s federal waters for forage fish [...]

April 26, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Habitat restoration pays huge dividends, forever

In Massachusetts, the Tack Factory Dam, with roots pre-dating the Industrial Revolution gets torn down and voilà, we have forage fish again. [...]

April 20, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Fisheries managers should heed public opinion—and science—on menhaden

Public comments have poured in on how to manage Atlantic menhaden: Conserve the species for its contribution to the marine ecosystem. [...]

February 2, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, 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

Conservation: Will River Herring and Shad get another chance?

Hit up your state’s Council members right now. Let them know you want river herring and shad added as a stock in the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish FMP. [...]

October 2, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Call them bait, forage species… In any case, now they’re protected.

“These little fish are what feeds everything, from seabirds to seals to whales to sharks. They’re the lifeblood of our Atlantic Ocean.” [...]

August 9, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide