April 25, 2023
Menhaden Agreement Between Omega Protein and Virginia Falls Short
Members of the recreational fishing and conservation community focus on next steps to conserve the Bay as purse seine sector celebrates toothless memorandum of understanding.
February 23, 2023
New Study: How Gulf Sportfish Are Affected by Purse Seining for Menhaden
Research could inform efforts to better monitor bycatch in commercial nets and manage menhaden with their importance to sportfish in mind.
December 16, 2022
Top 10 Conservation Issues of 2022 (According to You!)
TRCP members showed the most support for these legislative solutions and conservation priorities in 2022.
December 7, 2022
VMRC Rejects Governor’s Proposal to Limit Menhaden Fishing in Chesapeake Bay
VMRC declines to exercise authority by setting any limits on harvest of critical forage fish species.
October 20, 2022
10,000+ Anglers and Conservationists Support Moving Menhaden Reduction Fishing out of the Chesapeake Bay
Virginia and East Coast residents call on Governor Youngkin to protect the health of the Bay and our coastal economy
September 21, 2022
Changes Coming Soon for Atlantic Menhaden Harvesters
Fisheries managers are meeting in November to debate and adopt changes to the Atlantic menhaden interstate fishery management plan—anglers have weighed in, but many of our concerns won’t be...
August 19, 2022
What the Latest Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment Means for the Chesapeake Bay
The menhaden reduction fishing industry is pointing to the Atlantic-wide assessment to push back on angler advocacy for menhaden and sportfish in the Bay—here’s our response.
June 27, 2022
Limits on Industrial Menhaden Fishing in Virginia Would Boost Economy
Youngkin should end reduction fishing for menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay to support coastal communities, enhance recreational fishing, and create jobs.
June 14, 2022
Anglers and Boaters Call on Va. Governor to Move Menhaden Reduction Fishing out of the Chesapeake Bay
National and regional groups launch effort to protect the health of the Bay and our coastal economy.
June 8, 2022
In a Tight Vote, Louisiana Legislators Opt Not to Consider Pogie Catch Limit
A bipartisan bill won’t go any further, but more decision-makers are beginning to question claims that the pogie industry is causing no harm to coastal fisheries or habitat.
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