Monthly Archives: October 2011

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane – Menhaden Fighting over an underappreciated little fish

Menhaden has been called “the most important fish in the sea,” but the bony little fish barely registers on most people’s consciousness. And, some fishermen and scientists say that the fish, also known as bunker, is barely registering on fish … Continue reading

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Menhaden Matter

A good summary on menhaden [Source: Pew Environment Group]

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A Decidedly Fishy Lack of Regulation

The Virginian-Pilot © October 23, 2011 Menhaden, as many Virginians know, are regulated by the politicians in Richmond, the only species to get such special treatment. The reason for lawmakers’ interest in an ugly, oily baitfish? Because when menhaden is … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Maryland Menhaden Meeting on Draft Addendum V Location Moved

The meeting tonight on Draft Addendum V to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management for Atlantic Menhaden has been moved from the Tawes Building to: The Calvary United Methodist Church 301 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD It is in the basement … Continue reading

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As menhaden population dwindles, concern grows

Fisheries commission hears public comments By Henry J. Evans Jr. | Sep 30, 2011 Photo by: Henry J. Evans Jr. Capt. Patrick Paquette, a Massachusetts-based fisherman, tells Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission officials that commercial ships operating more than 3 … Continue reading

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Threats to menhaden stocks need to be countered quickly

Original article appears here A meeting Monday in Yarmouth plans to take up the issue, and local people ought to get involved. SOUTH PORTLAND – Scientists have called menhaden “the most important fish in the ocean,” and for good reason. … Continue reading

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