Here is our final update for 2019.We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. Action on Menhaden We have been waiting for the next shoe to drop in the ongoing menhaden saga and it did late last week. In a letter dated Dec. 17, Chris Oliver, assistant administrator for Fisheries at
Because of the actions of Omega Protein, Gov. Northam is asking for a moratorium on menhaden harvest.
We recently sent out an update to our email subscribers. Here is what we shared with them. It has been a busy quarter for fisheries management with Atlantic striped bass headlining the action. We can expect a lively joint ASMFC/MAFMC meeting in December and an active new year. ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSIONThe Atlantic States
Kudos to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, now it is time for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to act.
As we noted last month, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission took action on Atlantic striped bass and approved Draft Addendum VI for public comment. Draft Addendum VI is available at http://www.asmfc.org/files/PublicInput/StripedBassDraftAddVI_PublicComment_Aug2019.pdf or on the Commission’s website at http://www.asmfc.org/about-us/public-input. According to ASMFC’s latest press release, “Public comment will be accepted until 5 PM (EST) on
The table is set for disaster, right where we live and fish. At a time when our striped bass and other gamefish need food the most, millions of bunker will be ground up and reduced into salmon food.
Leadership like this should be emulated immediately by the other states within the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
The 15 states of the ASFMC have scheduled hearings on Striped Bass Addendum VI
Here is a post ASMFC meeting round up and what needs to happen next.
New Jersey is conducting a survey about their Striped Bass regulations for 2020. Responses are needed by June 14.