Fly Life Magazine

Browsing the "forage fish" Tag

Remove no longer useful dams, clean up the water and the fish will come

American River offers so many ways you can get involved with helping to protect and restore our nation's rivers. [...]

July 22, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Fly Fishing, Rivers & Dams, 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

Overfishing menhaden is okay with Virginia

Over-reduction of menhaden always will mean fewer stripers and much smaller stripers, fewer birds of prey and less migrating top predators. [...]

January 14, 2019 FEATURE STORY, 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

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