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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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Hearings Schedule on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 2 – Voice your Support

Public hearings on the key document Draft Amendment 2 to the Menhaden Fisheries Management Plan have been scheduled. Voice your support for meaningful harvest cuts. Please pass the word to all fellow friends who care about the future of our … Continue reading

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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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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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