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BTT and American Saltwater Guides Association Submit Letter in Support of Proposed Reduction in Atlantic Menhaden Catch Limit

The Atlantic Menhaden Management Board of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will vote tomorrow on a proposed reduction in catch limit for the Atlantic menhaden, an important food source for tarpon, striped bass, and other sportfish. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the American Saltwater Guides Association recently submitted a letter urging the ASMFC’s Atlantic Menhaden Management Board to adopt a precautionary Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic menhaden that has no more than a 50% probability of exceeding the fishing mortality (F) target under the newly adopted Ecological Reference Points (ERPs) for 2021-2022.

Click HERE to read the letter.