October 7, 2021
The latest of Omega Protein's 13 fish spills in Virginia since 2018, is an important reminder of the need to better manage the Chesapeake Bay's menhaden population.
September 10, 2021
This week Omega Protein, a Canadian owned seafood company, spilled more than 400,000 dead menhaden fish into Hampton Roads waters, according to a Sept. 8 letter by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The fish spilled during two separate incidents this week.
December 15, 2020
Virginia fisheries advocate John Bello was part of a team that advocated for the scientific management of the Bay’s important menhaden.
December 8, 2020
Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission reduced Virginia’s menhaden harvest by 10 percent to comply with the newly adopted menhaden fishery quota from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
October 20, 2020
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board today voted to cut the coastwide menhaden harvest by 10 percent.
August 5, 2020
For the first time, ASMFC has committed to including Ecological Reference Points—the value of the species to the ecosystem—in its fishery management plans.
July 9, 2020
A news roundup of some of the big issues we’re watching this year.
May 7, 2020
CBF has spent years trying to protect Atlantic menhaden. A recent meeting of the VMRC marks a new milestone in those efforts.
April 28, 2020
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission updated a harvest cap on menhaden that will bring Virginia into compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission menhaden management plan adopted in 2017.
February 27, 2020
The Virginia legislature passed bipartisan legislation to transfer management of Virginia’s menhaden fisheries from the General Assembly to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).
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