Monthly Archives: July 2010

Omega Protein Menhaden Fishing in Chesapeake Bay

This picture was taken in 2009 of Omega Protein commercial fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay just south of Tangier Island in Virginia Chesapeake Bay waters. Menhaden do not have much of a chance with several large boats and … Continue reading

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Menhaden Muddle Series – Multi Part Series – By Charlie Hutchinson

Menhaden Muddle Part 1 This column will be the first in a series describing the increasingly serious problem of a declining stock of menhaden.  First order of business is to define the problem. While that ought to be simple and … Continue reading

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First Crabs, Then Menhaden Editorial

The rebound of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is welcome news, and demonstrates how effectively our saltwater fisheries can be managed when there is the will to do so. But what about Atlantic Menhaden, a vitally important forage fish, … Continue reading

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Menhaden Population Decline 1979-2009

No matter how you look at it, menhaden abundance is down 86% in last 30 years and down 88% in last 25 years. There really is not much to say other than we need to greatly curtail the commercial harvesting … Continue reading

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Menhaden Regulation in The Roanoke Times

The strange situation of Menhaden regulation by legislators has reached the mountains of Virginia. You will enjoy this editorial from The Roanoke Times.

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Editorial repeats the call for Menhaden Jurisdiction Transfer in Virginia

Daily Press (Newport News/Hampton) editorial repeats the call for menhaden jurisdiction transfer. Click here to read

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Bill Goldsborough Writes in this Months Bay Journal About Menhaden

ASMFC Commissioner Bill Goldsborough of Chesapeake Bay Foundation has an excellent article comparing how we brought back crabs in the Chesapeake and how we can do it with menhaden in the current issue of Bay Journal. Check it out here

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Menhaden Coalition Letter to Braddock Spear from Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

The Menhaden Coalition July 11, 2010 Braddock J. Spear Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator for Policy Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 1444 Eye Street, NW,  Sixth Floor Washington, DC 20005 Dear Mr. Spear; I am writing to you on behalf … Continue reading

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