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Historic Action Taken on Menhaden Legislation

Thanks to all who signed the petition for strengthening legislation protecting bait fish in mid-Atlantic waters.  Moments ago, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to adopt a science-based plan to better protect menhaden, a fish vital to the marine ecosystem and to important commercial fisheries. Never before have we had a coastwide cap on the harvesting of menhaden. With this decision, the Commission voted to reduce the catch of menhaden by 20 percent.

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