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Fish Talk: Coastal States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden

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Thirteen states along the coast have scheduled public hearings in March and April to solicit comments on possible changes to the way the Atlantic menhaden fishery is regulated. Back in November 2011, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the agency that regulates marine species in state waters, voted to reduce the amount of menhaden …

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Demand Funding for the Office of Technology Assessment: Science Denial has Gone Too Far!


Science and technology inform nearly every aspect of modern life, pioneering innovation, creating jobs, and often contributing substantially to improvements in quality of life for Americans. But the pace of development and the gravity of many of these technologies (nuclear weapons, nanotechnology, and the internet, to name a few), has left government scrambling to keep …

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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


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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Save the Most Important Fish in the Sea


The Menhaden is a small forage fish whose significance to our planet is remarkably disproportionate to its tiny size. Known as “the most important fish in the sea,” menhaden filter our waters and provide forage for many of the fish species that flourish along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. But the most important fish in …

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