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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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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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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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Atlantic Menhaden Public Information Document Available for Public Comment

The Public Information Document (PID) for Amendment 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden is now available for public comment and review on the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/speciesDocuments/menhaden/fmps/Amend2PID_DraftForPublicComment.pdf. As the first step in the development of Amendment … 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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