Ted Williams's Blog Archive 2012

FUTURE BRIGHTENS FOR MENHADEN AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

On December 14th, conservation of Atlantic menhaden finally entered the 21st century. A fishery that eluded catch limits for decades, even as menhaden numbers declined, now has a new abundance target that's four (4) times the current population and a coastwide catch limit, reduced by 20% from recent levels, to get menhaden started on the road to recovery.