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Virginia Menhaden Need Your Help Now
Right now your legislator has a chance to take an important step to conserve menhaden, "the most important fish in the sea." House Bill 1610 ensures the implementation of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's coastwide menhaden management plan.

Failure to adopt this legislation could endanger this critical population of forage fish and lead to serious sanctions, including the shutdown of all menhaden fisheries in the Commonwealth. As anglers continue to advocate for conservation-minded management of menhaden, failing to adopt this legislation would throw into serious question the future direction of this important fishery.

Menhaden are a key food for important fish like striped bass and bluefish, and Virginia is the epicenter of the East Coast's menhaden fishery. House Bill 1610 provides necessary updates to menhaden management which will ensure a healthy, sustainable fishery in the future.

Use the form below to tell your Delegate - before Tuesday, February 20 at 3 p.m. - that a healthy menhaden fishery is important to you and to support House Bill 1610. Please be sure to personalize your message so it will have the most impact.
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