Category Archives: All About Menhaden

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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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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National Coalition for Marine Conservation Weighs in on the Future of Menhaden

The public comment period for the Public Information Document (PID) for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden closed on April 20th, 2012. We thank all the more than 11,000 members of the public who submitted … Continue reading

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What’s up with Omega Protein

Menhaden  Muddle #32 Throughout the campaign to obtain improved management of menhaden, Omega has been characterized as a principal cause of the decline in menhaden stocks. Actually they are not the culprits. The primary cause for the current problem has … 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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Menhaden Win News Clippings From This Past Week

Press clippings on the ASMFC’s recent passing of  Addendum V to Amendment 1. Editorial: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/finally-test-bays-little-fish   Editorial: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2011/nov/14/tdopin01-fish-scales-ar-1456932/#fbcomments   Editorial: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/opinion/protection-for-the-ocean-food-chain.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   Editorial: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-menhaden-20111114,0,3702276.story   http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/us/menhaden-catch-reduction-is-approved.html   http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/menhaden-harvest-limit-sharply-cut-by-fisheries-commission/2011/11/09/gIQA7Twg6M_story.html   http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/story/2011-11-09/fish-menhaden-catch-limits/51145100/1   http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-09/features/bs-gr-menhaden-vote-20111104_1_menhaden-ken-hinman-omega-protein   http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/green/2011/11/fishing_curb_voted_for_most_im.html   http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2011/11/regulators-act-preserve-menhaden-source-fish-oil-and-vital-link-ocean-food-chain/bd5xFUMdzoUiiBlxSMpnTN/index.html   http://hamptonroads.com/2011/11/fisheries-regulators-ok-menhaden-limits   http://www.app.com/article/20111109/NJNEWS/311090071/Big-reduction-in-menhaden-fishing   http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/13/environment/can-the-oceans-continue-to-feed-us/   http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/TOP/2011/11/10-43/Limits-set-of-East-Coast-menhaden-catch.htmlContinue reading

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Menhaden Get a Win

Last week the ASMFC Commission’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved Addendum V to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The Addendum establishes a new interim fishing mortality threshold and target (based on maximum spawning potential … 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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Omega Protein Still Dangerously Distorting the Facts

Just in time for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) meeting on August 2nd, Omega Protein Inc has once again presented a slew of inaccurate statements about Atlantic menhaden in a letter to ASMFC Commissioners. At the meeting, Commissioners … Continue reading

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