Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chart Tells the Story of the Menhaden Spawning Biomass Collapse

Capt. Wendelin Giebel from Long Island, NY researched accounts of the menhaden fishery going back to Bigelow and Schroeder- Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, G. Brown Goode, NY Times articles dating to the late eighteen hundreds, old fisheries bulletins, local … Continue reading

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Virginia ASMFC Commisioner Jack Travelstead Not Telling the Whole Story

Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project interviewed a number of ASMFC state commissioners on the controversial ten (yes you read that right 10) year restoration target option that will be included in Amendment 2 to the Menhaden Fishery Management … Continue reading

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Reduction Industry Crosses the Line at ASMFC Technical Committee Meeting

By Richen Brame Coastal Conservation Association Atlantic Fisheries Director May 17, 2012 The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Technical Committee (TC) and Stock Assessment Committee (SAC) process is supposed to be a simple one that allows the members, who come … Continue reading

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Maryland Attorney General Gansler Eyeing Lawsuit over Menhaden Catch Limits

AG says MD may sue if ASMFC doesn’t curb Omega’s harvest enough by Tim Wheeler 8:20 AM EDT, May 15, 2012 Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler says he’s considering going to court if the interstate panel that regulates Atlantic … Continue reading

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ASMFC Colluding with Omega Protein over Menhaden? Read and Decide for Yourself

A May/June issue of the Washington Monthly. tells the story of menhaden regulation from beginning to end and exposes the degree to which the ASMFC has colluded with Omega Protein over the management process. Read the full article here.

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Report says one forage fish in the water is worth two in the net

Predators, including sport fish, sea mammals and birds are susceptible to declines in these species. By Rona Kobell Small fish such as herring, menhaden and anchovies are twice as valuable when left in the ocean as when caught in commercial … Continue reading

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