Regulatory Plight of Tiny Fish Could Have Big Repercussions

Today, all Atlantic states – except for Virginia and, to a lesser degree, North Carolina – have essentially barred the industrialized netting of menhaden. For a decade now , attempts have been made to more tightly regulate the menhaden industry and its fleet of boats that work the lower Chesapeake, and each year, they have failed, badly. In the upcoming session of the General Assembly, which gets under way in mid-January, political forces who believe in menhaden regulation will try again, this time with a different strategy and focus.


Originally from The Virginian-Pilot