29 October 2016

• Bunker, Bunker, Bunker…3 Articles

“Branford, Conn. — In a bay near this coastal town, the sea was boiling with hundreds of herring-size shiners leaping to flee a marauding squad of bluefish…

“Those leaping silvery fish were menhaden, also known as bunker, or pogies....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NYTimes

• Limit On Bunker Catch Increased

“Meeting in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to allow a 6.5 percent increase in the harvest of menhaden, a little oily fish that no one eats but is the largest catch, by weight, in the Chesapeake Bay…

“Fishing interests have been pushing for a substantial catch increase, arguing that recent studies showed there were plenty of fish in coastal waters and no risk of taking too many.

"Yet conservationists urged the commission to stay the course, saying the fisheries panel should first figure out how many menhaden are needed as food for other fish and then look at reallocating the commercial harvest to spread the catch around more....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BayJournal.com

Related article: HatchMagazine

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