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The Latest On: Forage Fish

May 5, 2014 | Article

Are the Feds Studying River Herring to Death?

The industrial Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries continue to kill river herring by the millions as “incidental catch” with little oversight and no meaningful accountability.

August 15, 2013 | Article

Troubled Waters for Atlantic Herring

Pity the lowly herring, an essential species getting little love these days from the government agencies that are supposed to protect them.

December 14, 2012 | Article

Big Day For Little Fish

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has finally responded to sound science and a huge public outcry by imposing the first ever coastwide fishing cap on the catch of a little fish known as the menhaden.

October 26, 2012 | Feature

Energy Bars of the Sea

Everything in the ocean is food to something else, a food web comprising many food chains. Earthjustice attorneys are stepping in to help stop the plunder of the ocean’s larders.

August 3, 2012 | Press Release: Victory

Federal Judge Strikes Down Latest Atlantic Herring Management Plan

U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler has found that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) acted illegally in approving the plan put together by the New England Fisheries Management Council known as Amendment 4 and tossed out the entire amendment.

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