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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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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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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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The Outfall from Beantown – Menhaden Muddle #30 By Charlie Hutchinson

Most folks know that the ASMFC’s Menhaden Board has finally taken action to begin the process of restoring the menhaden population. The objectives are stated in two forms. One, a “threshold” or limit where if mortality has exceeded the anticipated level … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Maryland Menhaden Meeting on Draft Addendum V Location Moved

The meeting tonight on Draft Addendum V to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management for Atlantic Menhaden has been moved from the Tawes Building to: The Calvary United Methodist Church 301 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD It is in the basement … Continue reading

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Upcoming Menhaden Meetings – Attend one in your area

9/26 (7 PM): ASMFC Public Hearing on Draft Addendum V to Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management for Atlantic Menhaden Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, Lewes Field Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, Delaware. For more information, … Continue reading

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Dead Menhaden off Delaware Cost, On Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City Maryland

Dead menhaden were reported off the Delaware coast and on Rehoboth Beach over the weekend. Now apparently they are showing up off of Ocean City. See: http://www.wboc.com/story/14843325/dead-fish-spotted-off-ocean-city-coast and http://www.wgmd.com/?p=26078&cpage=1 Inquiries on this fish kill are being handled by our sister … Continue reading

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