ASMFC Finds Virginia in Compliance for Atlantic Menhaden After Lowering Cap
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in compliance with Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden, after it reduced its fishing cap.
Virginia has set its 2020 cap at about 36,000 metric tons, around 15,000 mt less than Amendment cap to reflect overages that occurred during the 2019 season.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission, which now has regulatory authority for menhaden management in state waters, will set the cap at 51,000 mt...
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