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Browsing the "menhaden" Tag

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

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

Keeping the New Cap on Menhaden Fishing – Crucial

Protecting the Atlantic’s largest menhaden nursery will help the species recover in the Chesapeake Bay and historic U.S. range, from Florida to Maine. [...]

May 2, 2018 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