Atlantic Menhaden Interstate Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) recently set the total allowable catch of Atlantic menhaden for the 2018 and 2019 fishing seasons at 216,000 metric tons (mt). ASMFC also approved Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) … Continued

Maryland Oyster Management Areas Review (Draft)

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Maryland’s Oyster Advisory Commission (OAC) recently received a draft proposal for revising the state’s current oyster management areas. The proposal was based on deliberations at past commission meetings and includes stakeholder comments and recommendations from the commercial seafood industry, conservationists, … Continued

Maryland Oyster Sustainability Project

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that the agency seeks to establish an economically-productive and sustainable oyster harvesting cooperative in Anne Arundel County. According to DNR, the comprehensive private-public partnership will enhance the long-term business and economic … Continued