From the Public Trust Project: In response to the Public Trust Project’s June 2011 report on factual inaccuracies on Omega Protein’s website, the company has made a few changes. Namely, the false claims have been replaced with other questionable statements, including the declaration that the menhaden fishery is “healthy” and that “present harvest levels remain far below the level that scientists believe could deplete the resource.” We asked a spokesperson for Omega Protein to direct us to a scientist who could support that claim, and he recommended Dr. Rob Latour, a fisheries expert and former chair of the Menhaden Technical Committee. Dr. Latour told us outright that Omega Protein is cherry-picking statements from the stock assessment, and that there is serious cause for concern about the health and sustainability of the Atlantic menhaden. Please click here to read more.
Omega Protein Cherry-Picks Menhaden Science Omega Protein’s corporate leaders maintain that they are “committed to protecting the environment and the menhaden fishery that provide us with our livelihood.” How committed could they be if they are willing to skew and misrepresent the science showing that the menhaden resource is threatened by Omega Protein’s industrial overfishing? Please join our mailing list to receive regular updates about the Atlantic menhaden and help us keep tabs on Omega Protein! Sincerely, Alison Fairbrother Director Public Trust Project