Meeting Over Menhaden

A 15-state commission will decide in December whether to sharply reduce fishing harvests of Atlantic menhaden.

The fish, considered vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay, is the focus of public hearings this month from North Carolina to Maine. Last night, members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission heard from Virginians in danger of losing their jobs at the only menhaden processing plant left on the East Coast.    Pamela D’Angelo reports.


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