DNRECs Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden
at 6 p.
Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico menhadens
, genus Brevoortia (Pisces: Clupeidae).
(Family Clupeidae, Genus Brevoortia) are high fecundity, filter-feeding marine teleost fish that are considered to be one of the most economically and ecologically important species in North America .
Bait was prepared by measuring an equal amount of cut bait menhaden
(200g) into the bait compartment of each trap.
Life history of menhadens
in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
ST] values between other pairs of North American menhadens
These species are further classified into two general groups, the small-scaled and large-scaled menhadens
The purse-seine reduction fisheries for Atlantic menhaden
are well-documented (Nicholson, 1975; Smith, 1991) and stock assessments are conducted regularly as prescribed in the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the species (ASMFC, 2001).
Laboratory studies suggest that other bay fish, such as Atlantic menhaden
, are susceptible to multiple species of mycobacteria (6) similar to the variety of types isolated from infections in wild striped bass (2-4).
(Brevoortia patronus) spawn in offshore marine waters and juvenile development occurs in nearshore nursery areas.
During fall and winter Atlantic menhaden
migrate south around the North Carolina capes, and support a temporal segment of the purse-seine fishery called the Fall Fishery (Smith et al.
Large and small Bluefish also consumed a variety of fishes--Atlantic Menhaden