Omega Protein Applauds ASMFC Vote to Not Penalize Virginia for Failure to Adopt Chesapeake Bay Cap
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to indefinitely postpone a motion that would have found Virginia and its menhaden fishery out of compliance.
The issue of non-compliance stems from the fact that Virginia has not codified a reduced cap on Omega Protein’s menhaden harvest in the Chesapeake Bay, which was slashed by 41 percent in 2017. Omega Protein claims the Bay Cap is not scientifically derived, but rather is a political compromise and a precautionary measure adopted by the Commission...
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