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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

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

Conservation: Atlantic Menhaden need your voice

We have been following the Menhaden management plan and urge you to get involved. There is currently a public comment period open on Atlantic menhaden. [...]

December 5, 2016 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide, Uncategorized

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

Take Action: Reminder from founder of Menhaden Defenders

Please take a moment to fire off an email to your states ASMFC commissionersand tell them why they should OPPOSE any increase in harvest quota. [...]

October 25, 2016 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Videos

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

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

Conservation: Forage fish sustain our game fish and prey birds

Baitfish sustain our game fish and prey birds. Without healthy stocks of these forage fish we'd encounter diminished stocks of all game fish. [...]

May 25, 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: What is the hidden cost of trout fishing?

Roughly six million pounds of hatchery fish excrement, uneaten food and dead and decaying fish leach nutrients into wastewater -- then get dumped into a stream or river [...]

April 14, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide