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Omega Protein Makes Good on Threat to Cut Jobs, but it Doesn’t Have To


Omega Protein employs 250 people in Reedville, VA, mostly factory workers and fishermen who net Atlantic menhaden, taking whole schools of the small, oily fish from the ocean and grinding them into meal, oil and solubles. Some of those jobs are in peril, but they shouldn’t be. Omega Protein warned last year that catch limits …

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Omega Protein Revises Website but Information is Cherry-picked, According to Leading Scientist

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Omega Protein, a firm that harvests hundreds of millions of pounds of menhaden each year from the Atlantic, has made changes to its website following a Public Trust Project report about factual inaccuracies and dubious claims on the site. The changes include: Withdrawing the claim that overfishing of Atlantic menhaden did not occur. Adding the …

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