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The Fish at the Heart of the Food System

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By Alison Fairbrother and David Schleifer You have never seen a menhaden, but you have eaten one. Although no one sits down to a plate of these silvery, bug-eyed, foot-long fish at a seafood restaurant, menhaden travel through the human food chain mostly undetected in the bodies of other species, hidden in salmon, pork, onions, …

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In the Media: Andrew Sullivan Recommends PTP Investigation

Andrew Sullivan has recommended PTP Director Alison Fairbrother’s investigation into Atlantic menhaden management in his blog “The Dish” at the Daily Beast. Read The Dish here. Read Fairbrother’sĀ investigation at the Washington Monthly.

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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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