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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

Pew Trust: 10 reasons to maintain the Atlantic menhaden catch limit in 2017

The current quotas leave hundreds of millions more menhaden in the Atlantic to become food for fish, seabirds, and mammals. [...]

August 1, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Take Action

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

Take Action: Your voice can help save false albacore & bonito

You can help save false albacore and bonito from over harvest. Voice your feelings by sending an email today or tomorrow at the latest. [...]

April 11, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Pew: NOAA decision protects Pacific forage fish

This officially enacts a policy adopted unanimously in 2015 by the Pacific Fishery Management Council... [...]

April 5, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide