Monthly Archives: August 2010

Omega and Menhaden in the News – Omega Protein Says there is No Problem, keep the Status Quo

Note the last line of the article, the whole point is that there is a problem…go figure…. CHESAPEAKE: Menhaden fishing fleet fuels controversy By STEVE SZKOTAK • Associated Press Writer • August 28, 2010 REEDVILLE, Va. — Atlantic menhaden scooped … Continue reading

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Striped bass heavily impacted by the collapse of bay anchovy and menhaden

Striped bass heavily impacted by the collapse of bay anchovy and menhaden By Mid Atlantic Fisherman Staff A study newly released by the Chesapeake Bay Ecological Foundation, Inc. shows an ecological depletion of Atlantic menhaden and bay anchovy is having … Continue reading

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They are Talking about Menhaden even in Pittsburgh

Wildlife: The most important fish you never heard of Sunday, August 22, 2010 By Scott Shalaway Link to article Quiz time: Name the most important fish in the sea. If you said tuna, halibut, cod, flounder, marlin or swordfish, you’re … Continue reading

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Menhaden Make the Newspapers Again

Check out this letter to the editor of Richmond Times Dispatch. Menhaden got top billing. Menhaden Need Same Protections as Crabs Editor, Times-Dispatch: The rebound of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is welcome news, and demonstrates how effectively our … Continue reading

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Bunker Down – New Science Shows Overfishing of Menhaden, Need for More Conservative Management

The “most important fish in the sea” is about to get some long overdue respect. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted on May 5th to consider new, more conservative ways to manage the fishery for menhaden, a prey … Continue reading

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Another Story and Picture of the 25,000 Menhaden Fish Kill Caused by Omega Protein

Full story here on DailyPress.com

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Omega Spills 25,000 Menhaden 25,000 Dead Fish Wash Up on Hampton Beach

From the Virginian Pilot Online HAMPTON By Cindy Clayton The Virginian-Pilot August 4, 2010 Omega Protein is working to clean up thousands of  menhaden floating up in the waters off Hampton and onto the beaches in the Buckroe area. About … Continue reading

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