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Progress on protecting menhaden, striped bass

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding industry accountable over harvest limits for menhaden, and requiring circle hooks in angling for striped bass. With your help, we spoke up this … Read More

Protect Atlantic menhaden – Hold Omega Protein accountable

… place.” That’s essentially what Omega Protein is saying about its harvest of Atlantic menhaden, a vital forage fish for the Hudson River Estuary and the entire East Coast. Omega … Read More

NY Legislature passes menhaden bill: ‘The public is stepping up to protect these fish’

… seines,” the enormous nets being used by industrial fishing operations, to harvest Atlantic menhaden (also known as “bunker”) in New York State waters. The Assembly passed the measure on … Read More

Does Atlantic menhaden fishery deserve ‘sustainable’ label? Not so fast.

… driving the effort to win the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability label for the Atlantic menhaden fishery. Riverkeeper and our allies are trying to prevent this, given the vital role of … Read More

“Thousands and thousands” of Menhaden seen feeding at the mouth of Newtown Creek on 11/6/2014

… contacted John Waldman from CUNY Queens, migratory fish expert. “It’s a school of menhaden filter feeding.” I asked if he had seen or heard of them on Newtown Creek before….. … Read More

2019 victories for the Hudson and your drinking water

… from overfishing. Riverkeeper lobbied for a state law that targets overfishing for Atlantic menhaden by banning the use of enormous purse seine nets in state waters. We also mobilized the … Read More

NYS Legislature concludes historic session for climate, environment & clean water

… seines” – the enormous nets being used by industrial fishing operations to harvest Atlantic menhaden, or “bunker” – in New York State waters. New York has put the fishing industry on … Read More

The Most Important Fish in the World

NYC sewage overflows kill thousands of fish

… was a milky, murky blue-green color – and Flushing Creek was filled with thousands of dead menhaden. Menhaden are saltwater herring that are also known as bunker, and have been celebrated … Read More

On patrol in some of NYC’s most troubled waters

… York City will have to bring this creek out of the 19th Century and into the 21st. If it does, the menhaden, bay anchovy and fourbeard rockling that are believed to spawn here in small numbers will … Read More
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