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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...

2012-12-17 08:24:56

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient Company and the nation's leading vertically integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced today that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has approved a 20% decrease in fish catch for the Atlantic Coast menhaden bait and reduction fisheries. The decrease is based on the 2009 to 2011 three year catch average and is expected to take...

2012-12-12 12:21:55

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 14, 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote on new regulations for the Atlantic menhaden fishery. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 and the Maryland State Conference NAACP are working with appointed and elected officials, as well as with leaders in reduction and bait companies, toward policies that will protect this important resource and those whose jobs depend upon...

2011-11-09 15:55:00

Commission Establishes New Management Measures for Important East Coast Fish BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New fishery management benchmarks for Atlantic menhaden, often called "the most important fish in the sea," were established today in an effort to increase its population to four times the current size. The measure was adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the interstate body that governs the menhaden fishery, after an intensive...

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...

2009-10-26 12:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has initiated a nationwide search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the chief executive officer of the PFBC, an independent administrative commission established in 1866. The executive director is selected by and reports to a 10-member commission appointed by the Governor. The agency is empowered by law to protect and manage the fish and aquatic habitat of the...

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Ad Crable Only a few years ago, it all seemed so promising. American shad, once a prized spring staple of locals' diet and an economic linchpin up and down the Susquehanna, at last seemed headed for a comeback amid a multi-state and federal restoration plan. Visions of again catching the silvery, forked-tail fish, perhaps frying its tasty roe in butter, danced in anglers' heads. Fish lifts or ladders - costing utilities tens of millions of dollars - were in place on all the...