Monthly Archives: December 2011

MORE VIEWPOINTS ON MENHADEN ECONOMICS Menhaden Muddle #30 By Charlie Hutchinson

The VIMS economic study contains a lot of interesting information. While this study concerns itself only with the Chesapeake Bay region, the information regarding jobs and economic impacts provides a basis of comparison of relative values of different areas affected … Continue reading

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Omega Protein’s Legal Team Resorts to Name-Calling, Bashes NMFS

December 15 2011  |   Alison Fairbrother  |  Blog, Environment, Fisheries, Food Safety, Regulation, Reports Omega Protein’s lobbyists can hardly contain their disbelief. In an op-ed published in the January issue of The National Fisherman, David Frulla and Shaun Gehan, Washington … Continue reading

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The Outfall from Beantown – Menhaden Muddle #30 By Charlie Hutchinson

Most folks know that the ASMFC’s Menhaden Board has finally taken action to begin the process of restoring the menhaden population. The objectives are stated in two forms. One, a “threshold” or limit where if mortality has exceeded the anticipated level … Continue reading

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How Many Menhaden Do We Really Need? Part Two by Beau Beasley

For well over a century, commercial and recreational anglers have argued about menhaden harvesting. In the past few decades, however, conservationists?who may or may not be anglers?have also entered the fray, advocating for tighter controls on harvesting. The battle lines … Continue reading

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