Posts Tagged Menhaden

Fishery Limits Cause Disputes At Regional Commission Meeting


One of Omega Protein’s two new ships out in the Chesapeake Bay. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Meetings of fisheries managers are not exactly a big draw.

But this week, Atlantic state commissioners’ changes in harvests of a menhaden, a baitfish used by crabbers and lobstermen, turned into a hand-wringing session for commercial fishermen, environmentalists, anglers and even the commissioners. Pamela D’Angelo reports.


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Virginia’s 2017 Harvest of Atlantic Menhaden Will Increase


Credit: Pamela D’Angelo

At a meeting in Maine this week, Atlantic coast fisheries managers agreed to increase the catch for menhaden, a fish considered crucial to birds, other fish and by commercial watermen to catch crabs. It’s also key to the remaining fish oil plant on the East Coast here in Virginia.  Pamela D’Angelo reports.


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