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Bills to reduce Virginia menhaden catch making some progress

By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot © February 8, 2013 Bills to reduce the number of menhaden that may be caught each year are progressing in the House of Delegates. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday … Continue reading

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Menhaden makes legislative progress in Virginia

Worth the read. Virginia “may” finally be taking some action. Menhaden makes legislative leap – The Virginian-Pilot    

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Is hired-gun fisheries scientist Dr. Doug Butterworth Responsible for Menhaden and other Fisheries Collapses?

Amazing article on how a hired-gun fisheries scientist, Dr. Doug Butterworth (picture to the left, not the menhaden picture at the top of the article), has been employed repeatedly by the U.S. fishing industry to produce high population estimates for … Continue reading

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The Secretive Fishery Management Agency that Regulates Menhaden

The Secretive Fishery Management Agency that Regulates Menhaden A pretty enlightening article how the management of menhaden really works. If this is the case for menhaden imagine how all the other fisheries along the coast are managed. Some scarey stuff!

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Why Omega Protein Needs to Decrease Their Catch – First Hand Account of Net Efficiency with Pictures

Check this link out for a first hand account of Omega Protein at work with their spotter planes, large ships and large nets taking out a whole school of menhaden. This just can not keep going on. A few pictures … Continue reading

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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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