ASMFC Raises Menhaden Quota for 2015

Cape Cod Fishermen Cheer Herring Rulings
Commercial menhaden fishing.

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) voted to increase the allowable coastwide harvest of Atlantic menhaden by 10%. While good news for the menhaden fishing industry, the decision is disappointing to conservation and recreational fishing groups, who value menhaden as a critical food source for many marine species.