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Fishery Managers Propose Addendum to Spiny Dogfish FMP

This spring, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Spiny Dogfish Management Board started the process of bringing the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for spiny dogfish into alignment with the Shark Conservation Act (SCA) of 2010. The SCA was signed into … Continue reading

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Maine Adopts Emergency Rule in Menhaden Fishery

The commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) adopted an emergency rulemaking action that reduces the daily catch limit and carrier vessel capacity of Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) from a maximum of 250,000 pounds to 120,000 pounds. The emergency … Continue reading

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Two Newly Christened State-of-the-Art Menhaden Fishing Vessels to Join Atlantic Fleet

On 18 May, the Omega Protein Corporation added two fishing vessels to its fishing fleet, which targets menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) in the waters off Virginia and North Carolina. Omega, the single largest producer of specialty fishmeal and organic fish solubles … Continue reading

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