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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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Historic Vote Takes First Steps toward Protecting Atlantic Menhaden

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) acknowledged in an historic vote Tuesday that the yearly commercial harvest of half a billion pounds of menhaden from the Atlantic Ocean has had a negative impact on the marine ecosystem. The Commission agreed Tuesday to solicit public comment on a suite of options that would protect more …

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