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Cape fishermen celebrate new trawling restrictions

The efforts of local fishermen, boards of selectmen, voters, environmental groups and state legislators who spoke out against the midwater trawl herring fishery have finally paid off. [...]

November 26, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

For Omega Protein Corporation, the tide may be changing

Omega is not done fishing this year, but so far has gone over the cap by some 16,000 metric tons. [...]

November 20, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

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

Omega Protein: Lying now has an approval rating.

Omega Protein is always in the news. Last month a $400K fine for lying. Last week, they over-harvested thousands of metric tons of forage fish in the Chesapeake Bay. [...]

September 24, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, forage fish, overfishing, 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

Science should guide management of Gulf menhaden, not $

Oligarchs Omega Protein and Daybrook Fisheries' lap dogs at the Marine Stewardship Council said what they were told to say, "Kill all you want boys." [...]

June 24, 2019 Conservation, Conservation News, FEATURE STORY, 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

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

Forage fish make the sport fishing wheels go ’round

Preserving the ocean’s forage base is the first step to managing fisheries. It protects against irreversible damage to marine ecosystems.   [...]

December 7, 2018 FEATURE STORY, Slide