Stage is Set for Menhaden Quota Increase But Environmentalists Urge Caution
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Asbury Park Press] BY Dan Radel - February 9, 2015 -
The Atlantic Menhaden Management Board approved the 2014 benchmark menhaden stock assessment for management purposes at the winter meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The meetings was held this past week in Alexandria, Virginia.
The assessment found that menhaden are not being overfished and overfishing is not occurring relative to the current maximum spawning potential. The reproduction capability — or fecundity — is 71-percent higher than the target level.
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