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Bills to reduce Virginia menhaden catch making some progress

By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot © February 8, 2013 Bills to reduce the number of menhaden that may be caught each year are progressing in the House of Delegates. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources on Thursday … 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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Virginia ASMFC Commisioner Jack Travelstead Not Telling the Whole Story

Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project interviewed a number of ASMFC state commissioners on the controversial ten (yes you read that right 10) year restoration target option that will be included in Amendment 2 to the Menhaden Fishery Management … 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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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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Omega Protein’s Legal Team Resorts to Name-Calling, Bashes NMFS

December 15 2011  |   Alison Fairbrother  |  Blog, Environment, Fisheries, Food Safety, Regulation, Reports Omega Protein’s lobbyists can hardly contain their disbelief. In an op-ed published in the January issue of The National Fisherman, David Frulla and Shaun Gehan, Washington … Continue reading

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How Many Menhaden Do We Really Need? Part Two by Beau Beasley

For well over a century, commercial and recreational anglers have argued about menhaden harvesting. In the past few decades, however, conservationists?who may or may not be anglers?have also entered the fray, advocating for tighter controls on harvesting. The battle lines … Continue reading

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