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Omega Protein Supports Menhaden Quota Increase, Disappointed in Reallocation

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – November 9, 2022 – Today, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) unanimously voted to raise the coastwide quota for Atlantic
menhaden to 233,550 metric tons, an increase of 20 percent. Omega Protein supports the Commission’s decision, which is backed by the most recent and best available menhaden science.

Omega Protein Statement on ASMFC Non-Compliance Referral

REEDVILLE, Va. – October 31, 2019 – As expected, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) moved forward today with a non-compliance referral for the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of its menhaden reduction fishery surpassing a cap on harvest in the Chesapeake Bay.

Gulf Menhaden Fishery Achieves MSC Certification

October 17, 2019 — MOSS POINT, Miss. and NEW ORLEANS — Today, the Gulf menhaden fishery was certified as sustainable against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. Now all fishmeal and fish oil produced derived from Gulf menhaden will carry the MSC’s iconic...