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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     Advertisements

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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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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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A Decidedly Fishy Lack of Regulation

The Virginian-Pilot © October 23, 2011 Menhaden, as many Virginians know, are regulated by the politicians in Richmond, the only species to get such special treatment. The reason for lawmakers’ interest in an ugly, oily baitfish? Because when menhaden is … Continue reading

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ASMFC Menhaden Hearings Being Fixed? You decide

The following is a note from D.  Bob Allen from Hampton VA who has been asking about the upcoming Menhaden hearings. I spoke today with a high official at Virginia Marine Resource Commission and asked why the Menhaden Public Hearing … Continue reading

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NORTHAM AND COSGROVE INTRODUCE MENHADEN MANAGEMENT LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA

Commonsense Transfer to VMRC Will Increase Regulatory Certainty, Protect Jobs Senator Ralph S. Northam (D – Norfolk) has introduced SB 765 to transfer management authority for menhaden from the Virginia General Assembly to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.  Delegate John … Continue reading

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Omega and Menhaden in the News – Omega Protein Says there is No Problem, keep the Status Quo

Note the last line of the article, the whole point is that there is a problem…go figure…. CHESAPEAKE: Menhaden fishing fleet fuels controversy By STEVE SZKOTAK • Associated Press Writer • August 28, 2010 REEDVILLE, Va. — Atlantic menhaden scooped … Continue reading

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