Let’s not try to sugar-coat things

Photo: Brian.gratwicke

Charles Witek with the post-mortem regarding the recent ASMFC menhaden decision.

This week, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board handed conservation interests a significant defeat, when it bowed to the demands of Omega Protein, supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia and failed to adopt ecosystem-based reference points for Atlantic menhaden, arguably the single most important forage species on the Atlantic coast.

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