menhaden en Maryland Sued Over Menhaden Quota Reductions <p>Watermen and farmers have filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to over turn new regulations that reduce the Menhaden quota.</p><p>Captain Robert Newberry, a spokesman for the group, told WBOC that he believes the Chesapeake Bay should not be regulated like the Atlantic Ocean.</p><p>The cut in the quota is the result of the state seeking federal grant money.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Maryland Attorney General issued a statement last yesterday saying that the new rules are lawful.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:06:52 +0000 Don Rush 43340 at Maryland Sued Over Menhaden Quota Reductions VA Lawmakers Consider Cut In Menhaden Catch <P>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia legislators are set to consider a 20 percent cut in the catch of menhaden, an oily fish used in dietary supplements, animal feed and other purposes.</P> <P>The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted last month in Baltimore to reduce the commercial catch of the pudgy fish. A House of Delegates subcommittee is scheduled to review that decision on Thursday.</P> <P>The Omega Protein plant in Reedville lands about 80 percent of the catch and employs about 300. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:26:04 +0000 Don Rush 27622 at DNREC Investigates Fish Kill in Broadkill River <P>A fish killed has left 75-hundred menhaden in the Broadkill River dead.</P> <P>The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said another 10 Striped Bass and 8 Carp also died.</P> <P>DNREC suspects low oxygen levels in the river due to heavy rain.&nbsp;</P> <P>WBOC TV reports that some fisherman in Sussex County said they were worried about their health.</P> <P>But state officials said there should be no concern yet.&nbsp;</P> <P>DNREC is testing the water testing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:52:44 +0000 Don Rush 20398 at DNREC Investigates Fish Kill in Broadkill River Delaware Proposes Tightening Up on Menhaden Harvesting <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; LEWES, Del. (AP) - A regional fisheries oversight body is&nbsp;proposing changes to the interstate fishery management plan for&nbsp;Atlantic menhaden.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A hearing was planned Wednesday night at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control&nbsp;field office in Lewes on the proposal by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:13:04 +0000 Don Rush 10365 at