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The Past and Future of Menhaden

05/06/15 ASMFC INITIATES AMENDMENT 3 TO PROTECT ATLANTIC MENHADEN AS FORAGE On May 5th, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission had one foot in the past and one in the future. At the same meeting where it approved a modest increase in the coast-wide quota based on an out-moded single-species stock assessment, the..read more

Budget Dumpster Shines Spotlight on Wild Oceans Accomplishments

05/01/15 Budget Dumpster, a nationally renowned dumpster rental company with a strong commitment to sustainability, profiles "the best cities, companies, organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to improve the environment."  Wild Oceans is proud to be featured in the company's latest Profiles in Environmentalism, ..read more

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Menhaden Bait and Switch

04/29/15   WILL THE ASMFC SNATCH DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY?   By Ken Hinman [On Tuesday, May 5, a 15-state ASMFC Menhaden Management Board will decide the next steps in conserving “the most important fish in the sea,” based on the latest stock assessment; that is, whether to continue toward an ecosys..read more

Marking Time On Menhaden

01/23/15 NEW MENHADEN STOCK ASSESSMENT HIGHLIGHTS, YET AGAIN, THE NEED FOR ECOSYSTEM GOALS   By Ken Hinman We have all been here before. - David Crosby, Déjà Vu  The just-published 2015 Atlantic menhaden stock assessment says the species is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring. Okay, we’ve heard tha..read more

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250 Million More Menhaden In 2014

09/25/14 MENHADEN CONSERVATION MEASURES LEAVE MORE PREY IN THE WATER TO SUSTAIN PREDATORS   250 million menhaden!  That's the estimated number of these vital forage fish left in the water in 2013 to feed Atlantic striped bass, bluefin tuna, osprey, whales and myriad other marine animals, because of a new east coast me..read more

BCA Closer to Complete Ban on US Mainland Billfish Sales

10/03/13 October 3, 2013 When the Billfish Conservation Act (BCA) was signed into US law nearly a year ago, conservationists worldwide cheered that the globe’s largest market for imported marlin, sailfish, and spearfish would soon be closed. Although the challenge of getting a bill passed through the legislative process wa..read more

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