NJ Department Of Agriculture Convention
MAFMC Council Meeting
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Since the passage of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act, in 1977 (now known as the Magnuson-Stevens Act or MSA) - named after two U.S. Senators who championed the elimination of foreign fishing and managing U.S. fisheries for the long-term, sustainable benefit of the U.S. fishing industry) New Jersey fishermen, fish processors and dealers have participated in a complex........ Continue Here
Assessing forage fish part of Mid-Atlantic's move toward ecosystem management
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council recently tackled the first of five policy documents that ultimately will be used to develop a guidance document for moving forward with an “ecosystem approach to fisheries management” (EAFM). Due out later this year, the EAFM guidance document will be a synthesis of position.... READ MORE HERE
What's the future of fluke?
The two agencies that control the future of fluke off our coastline, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, have proposed a comprehensive summer flounder management amendment. READ MORE HERE
Saving Seafood-Saving Menhaden Fisheries
For more than a century, the residents of small, hardworking towns along the Atlantic coast have made their living just as those before them. Taught to value hard work and their family’s name, they set off from shore early each morning, like their ancestors, in search of an abundant, yet highly valued catch: the Atlantic menhaden. Click here for their stories.