Atlantic menhaden PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION

Menhaden fishery closed



AUGUSTA — The Atlantic menhaden season in Maine is now closed after fishermen here met the 171,822-pound quota set last month by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC). The Maine Department of Marine Resources closed the fishery effective June 3 in order to “avoid unusual damage and imminent depletion of the menhaden resource.”

For more information, contact Melissa Smith at 624-6558 or [email protected].

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