Dead Menhaden off Delaware Cost, On Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City Maryland

Dead menhaden were reported off the Delaware coast and on Rehoboth Beach over the weekend. Now apparently they are showing up off of Ocean City. See:


Inquiries on this fish kill are being handled by our sister agency, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), by calling 866-633-4686.

Details that have emerged include:

·         Only one species has been identified: Large Atlantic menhaden
·         Estimated number is 100,000
·         The menhaden appear to have been dead about a week
·         Delaware Bay appears to be the origin of the fish kill
·         There are no issues with water quality off the Maryland coast
·         The event appear to be over, and is not persistent

This entry was posted in Menhaden In the News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s