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The restriction will remain in place for at least the next two years until the ASMFC evaluates the next Atlantic menhaden stock assessment, which is expected to be completed by the National Marine Fisheries Service by the end of 2014.
1997) examined the effect of reduced sampling frequency by subsampling from a data set of daily supply of larval Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) and determined that the variability of annual estimates of larval supply was "acceptable" [their term] on the basis of the standard error of estimates at sampling intervals of 7 days or less.
The new target for Atlantic menhaden is 30-percent of Maximum Spawning Potential (a reflection of abundance compared to natural population in an un-fished condition).
Table 1: Total EPA + DHA content (% total fatty acids) of fish used in fish oil production Species EPA + DHA (% total fatty acids) Herring 12 Hoki 15-44 Atlantic Menhaden 26 Salmon 18-19 Atlantic Cod Liver No data Anchovy 31 Sardine 25 Tuna 28 Source: Bimbo AP (2009).
Infection with environmental mycobacteria is increasing among many Chesapeake Bay fish species, Prevalence in juvenile Atlantic menhaden differed between tributaries and ranged from 2% to 57%.
Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus), bony, oily, inedible members of the herring family, were once simply ubiquitous from Florida to Nova Scotia, because their food source--phytoplankton, the microscopic plants that support the ocean food chain--is so widespread.
Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) mortalities and ulcerative skin lesions with a predilection for the anal area occurred during August and September 1997 in Maryland tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, including the Pocomoke River, Pocomoke Sound, Chicamacomico River, and Kings Creek, a tributary of the Manokin River (21,22).
12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, December 14, 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote on new regulations for the Atlantic menhaden fishery.