Action Needed: Chesapeake Bay Menhaden

The public comment period expires on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5 pm on what the future of the Chesapeake’s Menhaden population will be going forward. Your Chesapeake Bay Striper anglers know how important the Menhaden population is in supporting a healthy population of Striped Bass in the Bay. Read the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s article, A Historic Opportunity for Fish and Fishermen, and then make sure your voice gets heard by sending an email to (Subject line: Draft Amd. 3) — so it’s not just the voice of the factory trawlers hoovering up every Menhaden they can that is heard.

Additional background information and the full text of the Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 3 is available from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.