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 Spearheads Cameron, Louisiana Relief Efforts After Former Company Home Hit Hard By Hurricane Laura
ABBEVILLE, La. – September 16, 2020 – Omega Protein is partnering with the Cameron Lions Club to raise money for Cameron Parish, Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Laura at the end of August.
Omega Protein Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Reedville, Virginia
REEDVILLE, Va. — March 2, 2020 – As the final step in a multi-year process, Omega Protein has officially moved its corporate headquarters to Reedville, Virginia from Houston, Texas.
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...
It’s Official: Atlantic Menhaden Fishery Achieves MSC Sustainability Certification
September 3, 2019 — REEDVILLE, Va. — Omega Protein's Atlantic menhaden fishery has now been officially certified as sustainable against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. The certification comes after a final approval by an independent adjudicator, who...
Omega Shipyard Christens Southern Star; Vessel to Join Cooke Uruguay’s South American Red Crab Fishery
Monday, July 8, 2019 5:40 PM MOSS POINT, MS / ACCESSWIRE / July 8, 2019 / Today, Omega Shipyard, a subsidiary of Omega Protein, christened the F/V Southern Star, the latest ship to come out of its Moss Point, Mississippi shipyard. The newly retrofitted vessel is...
Auditors Officially Recommend MSC Certification For Atlantic Menhaden Fishery
REEDVILLE, Va. – March 6, 2019 – Today, independent certification body SAI Global officially recommended that the Atlantic menhaden purse seine fishery be certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. MSC certification...
Gulf Menhaden Population Continues to Be Healthy, According to Latest Benchmark Assessment
January 21, 2019 – ABBEVILLE, La. – The Gulf menhaden population continues to be a healthy, sustainably managed stock, according to the latest assessment released by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC). Regulators will use the data from the...
Auditor: MSC Certification Recommended for Atlantic Menhaden Fishery
REEDVILLE, Va. – December 4, 2018 – A draft report released today by independent auditor SAI Global recommends that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certify the Atlantic menhaden fishery as sustainable. MSC is the world’s most recognized seafood certification...