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Virginia firm out of compliance on Menhaden

“For its own profit Omega Protein has now tarnished Virginia’s reputation as a responsible steward of its fisheries," [...]

October 29, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

What do humpback whales eat? Part 3: Menhaden

Menhaden (bunker) are second only to Alaskan pollock in total tonnage of US landings/harvest. [...]

July 24, 2019 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

NY Governor Cuomo signs bill to protect Menhaden

The measure will strengthen conservation efforts by prohibiting the commercial use of purse seines, that can encircle an entire school of fish. [...]

April 22, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Omega faces last-minute opposition in Atlantic menhaden MSC quest

Omega Protein has been challenged by five non-governmental organizations in its effort to purse seine the menhaden fishery off the US Atlantic Coast. [...]

April 2, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Striped Bass and menhaden headline August ASMFC meeting

The Commission is moving ahead with plans to “relook” at the goals and objectives of the Striped Bass Fishery Management Plan. [...]

August 15, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Heavily lobbied menhaden bill finally emerges

On Wednesday, the ASMFC approved a measure that would strike the current quota of 87,216 tons from state law to set a new lower quota. [...]

March 2, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

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

Disagreement prevails over new menhaden rules

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved changes to menhaden fishing rules, including an 8 percent increase in East Coast quota. [...]

November 15, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Video: Menhaden conservation video hits home

Menhaden is the second largest fishery in the US. VA and NJ currently control more than 96% of the coast wide quota while perspectives among state fishery managers are not even close to alignment. [...]

November 9, 2017 RECENT, Slide, Videos

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