Regulators Vote 20% Menhaden Catch Cut - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Regulators Vote 20% Menhaden Catch Cut

Posted:
(Photo: CBS) (Photo: CBS)

BALTIMORE (AP)- Fisheries regulators have voted for a 20 percent cut in the catch of menhaden, an oily fish prized for use in dietary supplements, cosmetics and animal feed.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted Friday on the limit. The commission still has not voted on how to allocate the remaining catch between those who harvest menhaden for bait and those who catch them for use in products such as animal feed.

Environmentalists and recreational fishermen lobbied for the cuts. They say menhaden are a key food for fish such as striped bass and the filter feeders improve water quality. But the cut affects an Omega Protein plant in Reedville, Va., that lands about 80 percent of the catch and employs about 300. The company had supported a 10% cut.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Delmarva Power: Conserve Energy on Tuesday

    Delmarva Power: Conserve Energy on Tuesday

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:22:31 GMT
    Delmarva Power is asking customers to conserve energy on Tuesday due to high forecasted temperatures.More
    Delmarva Power is asking customers to conserve energy on Tuesday due to high forecasted temperatures.More
  • Woman Suing Ocean City Over Wheelchair Accident

    Woman Suing Ocean City Over Wheelchair Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:22:24 GMT
    A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean city caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arm is suing the resort town for negligence.More
    A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean city caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arm is suing the resort town for negligence.
    More
  • Tourism Season Extending, Chamber Says

    Tourism Season Extending, Chamber Says

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:42:36 GMT
    Labor Day is often considered the unofficial ending to the summer season, but the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is reporting that tourism is actually on the rise during the typically less popular months of September, October and November.More
    Labor Day is often considered the unofficial ending to the summer season, but the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is reporting that tourism is actually on the rise during the typically less popular months of September, October and November.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service