28 June 2012 - Success!
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) voted to comprehensively reform industrial fishing and protect river herring and American shad at sea.
On June 14, the MAFMC voted to recommend 100 percent at-sea observer coverage on industrial trawlers and to implement an annual limit on catch of river herring and shad in the region by 2014. Prior to these votes, there had been no protections for river herring, fish that are critically important to the overall health of the ocean's ecosystem. Read more >>
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