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Tag: Menhaden

How Many Menhaden Do We Really Need? Part Two

For well over a century, commercial and recreational anglers have argued about menhaden harvesting. In the past few decades, however, conservationists—who may or may not be anglers—have also entered the fray, advocating for tighter controls on harvesting. The battle lines have been drawn between conservationists and recreational anglers on the one hand...

How Many Menhaden Do We Really Need?

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), a consortium of 15 states from Maine to Florida, manages the fisheries for part of the Chesapeake Bay and for waters 3 to 200 miles off the East Coast. Created in 1942, the ASMFC is essentially the most important watchdog for—and sets and restricts the harvest levels of—a variety of fish...