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Reduction Industry Crosses the Line at ASMFC Technical Committee Meeting

By Richen Brame Coastal Conservation Association Atlantic Fisheries Director May 17, 2012 The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Technical Committee (TC) and Stock Assessment Committee (SAC) process is supposed to be a simple one that allows the members, who come … Continue reading

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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.

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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

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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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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

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Virginia ASMFC Commisioner and Virginia State Senator Stuart Look to Withdraw from the ASMFC

An interesting note that Senator Stuart home district is the home of Omega Protein. Regardless if they withdraw Virginia will still need to comply with the ASMFC regulations or the Department of Commerce can shut down the entire fishery for … Continue reading

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MORE VIEWPOINTS ON MENHADEN ECONOMICS Menhaden Muddle #30 By Charlie Hutchinson

The VIMS economic study contains a lot of interesting information. While this study concerns itself only with the Chesapeake Bay region, the information regarding jobs and economic impacts provides a basis of comparison of relative values of different areas affected … Continue reading

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