Menhaden Talking Points: 2015 Quota and Ecosystem Management

On May 5, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) will make pivotal votes about the 2015 Atlantic menhaden quota and could begin work to change future management, including conservation and allocation decisions.  The ASMFC could increase the quota for this year with no understanding of the impact on predators like striped bass, or managers […]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

On Wednesday April 29, I will be a featured speaker at the Los Angeles City College Book Program’s spring seminar in East Hollywood. This year they will have a panel of speakers, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, looking at human/animal connections and different ways of healing. Beginning with a dance performance that interprets bird flocking, […]

Menhaden Talking Points: 2015 Quota and Ecosystem Management

Back in December 2012, I was among some 300 concerned citizens and fishermen who attended a meeting in Baltimore of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council (ASMFC) calling for menhaden conservation. This little baitfish’s precipitous decline had resulted in more starving and diseased striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Eastern seaboard. For […]