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River herring and Shad Live blog

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3:49:08 PM: River herring management board beginning at #asmfc12. Stock assessment report starting now. 3:52:57 PM: Stock assessment overview, river herring: A lot of holes in the data coastwide. Most of places where there’s good data occur in the NE area 3:53:17 PM: Historically, river herring has had a low management priority #asmfc12 3:53:41 PM: …

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Striped bass Liveblog

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8:31:53 AM: Striped bass management board getting underway at #asmfc12 8:34:10 AM: Kate Taylor, ASMFC staff is now reviewing draft addendum 3 for #stripedbass 8:39:51 AM: Problem: In Feb, #asmfc12 passed motion to initiatie an amenddment to incorporate recs by Interstate Watershed Task Force on #striped bass. 8:42:26 AM: Investigation in Chesapeake Bay found 1 …

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Atlantic Herring Liveblog

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10:48:41 AM: This week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission meets on important marine species like herring, menhaden, striped bass, lobster. 10:49:09 AM: We will be live-blogging the proceedings for those who want to tune in from home! #asmfc12 is the hashtag 10:49:35 AM: First up: the Commission meets on Atlantic herring at 1 pm …

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Menhaden Advisory Panel Liveblog

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On Thursday, January 26th, the Advisory Panel for Atlantic Menhaden convened a conference call to discuss the Public Information Document (PID) being prepared as part of Amendment II to the Fishery Management Plan for menhaden. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the regulatory agency that manages menhaden, will be meeting on February 8th to …

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ASMFC Annual Meeting: Historic Vote on Menhaden Today!

9:08:51 AM: Historic day for #menhaden!! The ASMFC will be voting on new reference points for the fishery, potentially resulting in a harvest cutback 9:14:30 AM: We’re live-blogging ASMFC’s historic vote on menhaden at 11 EST! @herringalliance @MattTinning @CAPAction @Oceana @Greenpeace @Oceanwire 9:32:27 AM: Some background reading on the importance of forage species like #menhaden …

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Potomac River Fisheries Commission: Public Hearing on Menhaden Management Options

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The Potomac River Fisheries Commission (PRFC) regulates recreational and commercial fishing, crabbing, oystering, and clamming in the Potomac River. Four commissioners from Maryland and four commissioners from Virginia jointly manage the River’s resources. The PRFC has a vote on the menhaden management board. According to A.C. Carpenter, Executive Secretary of the Commission, the PRFC vote …

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