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2010-10-14 00:58:20

As consumers eat more fish as part of a healthy diet, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping producers meet this demand by developing new feeds that support sustainable aquaculture production. Commercial fish farms have traditionally fed feeds that include high levels of fishmeal and fish oil, according to fish physiologist Rick Barrows with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). But the fishmeal in these feeds comes from small, bony fish species like menhaden,...

2010-08-05 15:45:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net income of $2.0 million ($0.11 per share) for the second quarter of 2010, compared with net loss of $3.3 million ($0.18 per share) for the second quarter of the previous year. Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 were $36.3 million compared with revenues of $41.8 million for the comparable quarter in...

2010-07-15 15:30:00

HOUSTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced an update on its fishing efforts as of the close of business on July 9, 2010, the end of the twelfth week of the Company's 2010 fishing season. As of that date, the Company's total fish catch (Gulf of Mexico plus Atlantic) was at approximately 89% of the Company's total 2010 fish catch plan. However, the...

2010-06-24 15:30:00

HOUSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it will build and operate a shrimp hull processing facility at its Moss Point, Mississippi facility. The Company plans to install and operate shrimp hull processing equipment and then process shrimp hulls at its facility into high quality marine ingredients. The shrimp hull raw material will be provided...

2010-06-01 16:00:00

HOUSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced that it had closed a $10 million term loan with the U.S. Department of Commercial Fisheries Finance Program. Proceeds from the loan will be used to reimburse the Company for prior expenditures for fishing vessel refurbishments and a state-of-the-art dryer system that should result in reduced emissions and...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

HOUSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today updated the status of effects the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig has had on the Company's fishing operation in the Gulf of Mexico. As previously announced, the oil slick has had an adverse effect on the Company's ability to operate in the fishing grounds east of the Mississippi River Delta, near its Moss...

2010-05-06 15:45:00

HOUSTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported net income of $1.0 million ($0.05 per share) for the first quarter of 2010, compared with net income of $2.1 million ($0.11 per share) for the first quarter of the previous year. Revenues for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $32.3 million compared with revenues of $30.2 million for the comparable...

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...

2010-04-29 17:26:00

HOUSTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported that it has implemented an Incident Response Plan for its Moss Point, Mississippi facility to minimize effects from the oil spill caused by the recent Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. This plan is intended to minimize vessel downtime and business interruptions. Despite initial information that indicated...

2010-04-28 16:00:00

HOUSTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today reported that Bret Scholtes has joined the Company as Senior Vice President - Corporate Development. Joseph L. von Rosenberg III, Omega Protein's Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are delighted to have someone of Bret's caliber and background join our senior management team...


Latest 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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2009-01-13 18:56:35

The Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda) is a species of mackerel-like fish found commonly in the Atlantic Ocean where it is an important commercial and game fish. This fish travels in large schools and is common offshore in the vicinity of New York where it is locally known as "˜skipjack' because of its habit of jumping from the water. However, the name "˜skipjack' normally refers to the Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis). Atlantic Bonito grow up to 30 inches in length and weigh 10 to 12...

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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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