Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

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8:25 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Land Use: A Hot Topic at Meeting of Fisheries Managers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Oysters, crabs, striped bass and other seafood favorites are the topic of discussion for fisheries managers meeting in Annapolis.

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8:34 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Hearings on New Regulations for Striped Bass and Black Drum

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding two hearings in Delaware on proposed management plans for Atlantic striped bass and black drum.

The striped bass hearing will be held Thursday night, followed by the black drum hearing next Tuesday.

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9:13 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Delaware Proposes Tightening Up on Menhaden Harvesting

 

       LEWES, Del. (AP) - A regional fisheries oversight body is proposing changes to the interstate fishery management plan for Atlantic menhaden.

     A hearing was planned Wednesday night at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control field office in Lewes on the proposal by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

     Officials say the revision is needed because a panel found in 2010 that menhaden population abundance had declined steadily and recruitment had been low since the last peak observed in the early 1980s.

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