MINI NEEDS MENHADEN!

Our grassroots group, “Menhaden Defenders” has been working with fellow anglers to increase awareness and get fisherman involved in the fight because they are on the front lines and have watched this vital forage fish vanish right before their eyes. After sitting before the Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission (ASMFC) last week, it frustrated me to listen to our publicly appointed commissioners openly debate whether or not there is “enough good data” to move forward with the catch Read more…

The Public Trust Project: Omega Protein’s Private Communications Reveal Attempts to Influence Science

The Public Trust Project has just uncovered disturbing communication from within Omega Protein: Emails unearthed in a Freedom of Information Act request indicate that representatives of Omega Protein sought to influence the official government science that determines how many Atlantic menhaden are in the ocean. The emails also suggest that state officials in Virginia were willing to help Omega lobby to limit fishing restrictions that could be imposed to safeguard the menhaden stock… Click Read more…