menhaden

Dave Messick / Maryland Biodiversity Project

The Atlantic Menhaden Board voted earlier this week to stick to the status quo when managing the menhaden fishery and made slight changes to the annual catch limit. However, Saving Seafood, a group that represents the commercial fishing industry, has mixed feelings about those changes.  


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Fishing companies are at odds with Rhode Island environmental advocacy groups over proposed changes for the menhaden fishing industry.

Frank Marenghi / Maryland Department of Natural Resources

A Rhode Island environmental coalition has been meeting with Governor Gina Raimondo and other state leaders to push for changes in the menhaden fishing industry. 


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Scientists from the Department of Environmental Management are investigating fish die-offs in the Seekonk River and Pawtuxet Cove.