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Blueback Herring
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River Herring Factsheet
Update on River Herring Conservation Efforts

*Comment* on Click here to Review DRAFT AMENDMENT 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For SHAD AND RIVER HERRING and tell the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to conserve river herring by monitoring and controlling bycatch.

*Comment Deadline was January 1, 2009

Forage fish are under threat from the boom in global aquaculture and a management system that does not assess the needs of marine fish and wildlife when setting catch levels for forage fish.

The Marine Fish Conservation Network is the nation's largest national coalition of environmental organizations, commercial and recreational fishing associations and marine science organizations dedicated to achieving healthy oceans and sustainable fisheries. The Network is currently urging the federal government to address these threats by requiring fishery managers to more conservatively manage forage fish in U.S. waters.

Click here to send a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service urging them to protect forage fish and the marine fish and wildlife that depend on them as a food source.

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