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Make Your Voice Heard on Atlantic Menhaden Regulations

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Decision day is upon us. Now it’s time to weigh in. On December 14th, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) will finally decide how much to cut the allowable harvest of Atlantic menhaden — a forage fish that has been overexploited by the commercial fishing industry for half a century. Almost one year ago, …

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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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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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