Tag Archives: fishing news

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

Posted in All About Menhaden, Articles on Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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.

Posted in All About Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Report says one forage fish in the water is worth two in the net

Predators, including sport fish, sea mammals and birds are susceptible to declines in these species. By Rona Kobell Small fish such as herring, menhaden and anchovies are twice as valuable when left in the ocean as when caught in commercial … Continue reading

Posted in Articles on Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All About Menhaden, Articles on Menhaden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Articles on Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Forage Fish Conservation Takes Another Step Forward

Ken Hinman of the National Coalition for Marine Conservation has released the below summary of the ASMFC Menhaden Management Board’s meeting in Alexandria on Wednesday. Progress on Menhaden, River Herring at ASMFC New management measures to conserve Atlantic menhaden moved … Continue reading

Posted in Articles on Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All About Menhaden, Menhaden In the News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment