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2014-03-25 23:22:22

Saving Seafood Analysis Finds Author's Connection to the Sustainable Management of Atlantic Menhaden is Factually Inaccurate and Hyperbolic Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 A recent article on activist news website TakePart, "Yes, Shrimp Gelatin Is a Real Thing, and It Could Save a Lot of These Tiny Fish," by Alison Fairbrother of the Public Trust Project, discusses an innovative study by a Louisiana State University (LSU) researcher that recycles unused shrimp to...

2010-05-05 16:03:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission ("ASFMC") today received the results of the latest Stock Assessment Workshop for Atlantic menhaden at the Menhaden Board meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. Consistent with the prior two ASMFC stock assessments reports in 2003 and 2006, the new report concludes that the Atlantic menhaden stock is not overfished and that overfishing is not occurring. A review panel of independent experts...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

Residents in and around Annapolis, Md., say that 100,000 Atlantic Menhaden died this week because of too much algae in Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Foundation official Bill Goldsboro said an overabundance of algae in area waters led to the sudden deaths of hundreds of thousands of the filter-feeding fish, WUSA in Washington said Wednesday. "It drew all the oxygen out of the water and the fish kill resulted," Goldsboro said. Goldsboro blamed the sudden increase in algae on a dramatic...

2007-06-05 15:00:20

An algae bloom has killed 7,000 fish in Baltimore Harbor by depleting the water of oxygen, leaving a stink hanging over the area. Environmental officials blame the deaths on a bloom caused by nutrients in the Inner Harbor followed by a massive algae die-off as water temperatures rose. The dead algae removed oxygen from the water. The bottom line is, there is no dissolved oxygen in the water column, Charles Poukish, environmental program manager for the Maryland Department of the...


Latest Atlantic menhaden Reference Libraries

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2009-01-20 20:20:20

The Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) is a species of marine fish that belongs to the Clupeidae family. Its range encompasses the entirety of the Gulf of Mexico shore waters, with the exception of the extreme eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba. The center of population is located in the northwest Gulf, near Louisiana and Texas where they are very numerous. In the southern Gulf, their range overlaps with the Finescale Menhaden (Brevoortia gunteri). In the eastern Gulf its range...

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2007-04-03 00:27:56

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...

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