Fishermen Concerned Over RI Menhaden Catch Limits

Menhaden commercial fishing, NOAA photo.
Menhaden commercial fishing, NOAA photo.

Commercial and recreational fishermen recently expressed concern over the low Atlantic menhaden quota the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission assigned to Rhode Island, according to an article in the Cranston Herald.

During a meeting of the state’s Marine Fisheries Council’s Atlantic Menhaden Advisory Board last week, fishermen said the quota — based on the historical catch of Atlantic menhaden landed in Rhode Island — is so low that it effectively eliminates any fish being caught commercially and landed in Rhode Island.

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Cranston Herald