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This week at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Winter Meeting in Alexandria, Va., the Menhaden Management Board will consider the just-released 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment
WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a five-week trial, a fish wholesaler and two of its employees were found guilty with purchasing illegally harvested striped bass, known locally as rockfish, from the Potomac River in Virginia and Maryland from 1995 through 2007, the Justice Department announced today.
WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A father and son pleaded guilty today in U.S.
State officials in Maryland say Atlantic striped bass caught in coastal waters should not be consumed because they may contain a toxic substance. The Baltimore Sun said Maryland Department of the Environment officials have urged the general public to avoid consuming striped bass and bluefish from coastal waters more than once a month. The warning from the state agency was in response to the recent discovery of high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in fish caught in area coastal waters, the...
Largest Violator to Date Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more commercial fishermen were sentenced this week in U.S.
Seafood Wholesaler and Owner Charged with Conspiracy WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas L. Hallock, a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, was sentenced today in U.S.
Estimated Market Value of Striped Bass Involved in the Illegal Transactions is at Least $2,150,000 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five St.
Two More Indicted in Largest Ever Investigation into Illegal Commercial Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five commercial fishermen in St.
Striped bass in the San Francisco Estuary are contaminated before birth with a toxic mix of pesticides, industrial chemicals and flame retardants that their mothers acquire from estuary waters and food sources and pass on to their eggs, say UC Davis researchers.
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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