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Make Your Voice Heard on Atlantic Menhaden Regulations

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Decision day is upon us. Now it’s time to weigh in. On December 14th, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will finally decide how much to cut the allowable harvest of Atlantic menhaden — a forage fish that has been overexploited by the commercial fishing industry for half a century. Almost one year ago, …

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Take a Stand, Save a Fish! (or Hundreds of Millions of them)

Interested in making a passionate plea to save one of our most essential ectothermic allies in the Atlantic? Here’s your chance. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has posted the full public hearing schedule for Draft Addendum V to Amendment I of the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic menhaden. It might be a mouthful, …

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Taking Action to Save the Atlantic Menhaden

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Fishermen, foodies, environmentalists, and anglers will gather en masse over the coming months to speak out in support of stricter limits on commercial menhaden fishing. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the multi-state agency that regulates the Atlantic menhaden fishery, has released dates for public hearings in ten states along the coast, as well …

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