Category Archives: Action Needed

Take Five Minutes and Send this Letter to Save Menhaden Before the Nov 16th Deadline

They say a picture can say a thousand words. Proof our fish need and eat menhaden. Send the the below or a version letter of it to the ASMFC by November 16. (ASMFC contact information at the end of this … Continue reading

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ASMFC Makes Historic Move to Restore Menhaden

Note from National Coalition of Marine Conservation (NCMC) **Public Comment period for Addendum V open until 5:00 pm EST on November 2, 2011 If you care about menhaden, striped bass, bluefish, bluefin tuna, osprey and other seabirds, whales, the health … Continue reading

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Upcoming Menhaden Meetings – Attend one in your area

9/26 (7 PM): ASMFC Public Hearing on Draft Addendum V to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management for Atlantic Menhaden Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Lewes Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, Delaware. For more information, … Continue reading

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Next Moves on Menhaden – by Charlie Hutchinson

On August 2 the Menhaden Management Board voted to put a proposal for changing menhaden management methods out for public comment. Apparently the menhaden situation has now gotten serious enough that most of the 15 states that make up the … Continue reading

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Critique of the Proposed New ASMFC Fishery Plan

Charlie Hutchinson from MSSA with some thoughts on the menhaden management situation along the East Coast with his Critique of the new ASMFC Proposed Menhaden Fishery Plan. —- At the last meeting of the Menhaden Management Board, the commissioners directed … Continue reading

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Menhaden Bills Await Your Action Contact Virginia Legislators Now

Atlantic Menhaden – Critical to coastal food chain Five bills concerning menhaden are before the Virginia General Assembly. The bills are summarized below. You will no doubt want to contact members of the two committees (listed below), which will hear … Continue reading

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NORTHAM AND COSGROVE INTRODUCE MENHADEN MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA

Commonsense Transfer to VMRC Will Increase Regulatory Certainty, Protect Jobs Senator Ralph S. Northam (D – Norfolk) has introduced SB 765 to transfer management authority for menhaden from the Virginia General Assembly to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.  Delegate John … Continue reading

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Statement to ASMFC on Behalf of the Menhaden Coalition

The letter below was read at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Meeting on August 3, 2010 in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Chairman, distinguished commissioners: I’m Jerry Benson, and I’m speaking on behalf of 34 organizations whose members are alarmed at … Continue reading

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MSSA’s Message to ASMFC Menhaden Management Board

Management Not Process A letter and public comment from MSSA’s Menhaden Committee Chair, Charlie Hutchinson, to the ASMFC Menhaden Management Board meeting August 3, 2010 @ 3:00 P.M. Dear Management Board- Just once I would like to come to one … 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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