TAKE ACTION: Menhaden Draft Amendment 2

October 15th, 2012
“The most important fish in the sea” has been put through more than 50 years of overfishing. The stock is at a record low. Who is suffering from the loss of menhaden? You are. Striped bass, bluefish and other game fish have lost 90 percent of their favorite food source over the last 25 years alone. Read more...

MINI NEEDS MENHADEN!

August 28th, 2012
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

August 2nd, 2012
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...