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CT DEEP investigating reports of dead menhaden fish in Long Island Sound

The sad fate of the menhaden in the Hudson

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

Riverkeeper’s top 20 achievements 2010-2020

Menhaden, the “Most Important Fish in the Sea” In 2019 and 2020, we scored two big wins for menhaden, a tiny but critical fish species that’s often dubbed “the most important fish in the … Read More

2020 victories for the Hudson and your drinking water

… of Engineers. Legislation to do just that passed the House and Senate in December. Protecting menhaden, “the most important fish in the sea.” We helped score a big win for a critical … Read More

Dead and dying fish are being spotted by the hundreds along the Hudson

… and determine the cause of mortality. The fish appeared to be from a single species – Atlantic menhaden, known locally as bunker. More were seen scattered along the shorelines at Red Hook, … Read More
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