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Did Industry Consultants Hijack the Stock Assessment Process for Atlantic Menhaden?

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At a meeting this week in North Carolina, government scientists were largely silent on the question of how the Atlantic menhaden population should be assessed in 2012. Fishing industry consultants, on the other hand, dominated the process — so much so that some in attendance questioned whether efforts by industry representatives to steer the discussion …

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Omega Protein Still Dangerously Distorting the Facts

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Just in time for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) meeting on August 2nd, Omega Protein Inc has once again presented a slew of inaccurate statements about Atlantic menhaden in a letter to ASMFC Commissioners. At the meeting, Commissioners will be voting on whether to replace the existing threshold for fishing mortality with a …

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