Omega Protein Shares Support of ASMFC Decision on New Menhaden Management Approach
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) decision to adopt an ecological reference points (ERPs) approach for menhaden was supported by Omega Protein, the primary player in the fishery.
According to the Virginia Mercury, ASMFC board Chairman Spud Woodward described the adoption of the ERPs as ““a paradigm shift in management.” This new approach will look beyond abundance and death rate of menhaden and look towards the role it plays in the greater ecosystem.
“Instead of looking at managing menhaden as a single species, we are managing menhaden..."
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