SEDAR32A Results Confirm Gulf Menhaden Is A Sustainable Fishery
EMPIRE, LA – The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) announced today that an exhaustive three-year assessment of the Gulf Menhaden (brevoortia patronus) fishery in the Gulf of Mexico has concluded with a report declaring the fishery to be healthy and sustainable.
The stock assessment, SEDAR32A Gulf Menhaden Stock Assessment, declared that “generally the current stock status is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.”
“We are pleased that NOAA Fisheries and the GSMFC have confirmed what our in-house scientists have been telling us for years – that Gulf Menhaden is a renewable, sustainable source of Omega-3-rich fishmeal and fish oil,” said Gregory Holt, President of Daybrook Fisheries, Inc. “We remain committed to responsible stewardship of the Gulf Menhaden fishery, working to protect and preserve our oceans and related natural resources.”
The SouthEast Data, Assessment, and Review Program (SEDAR) analyzed data from fishery operators alongside independent scientific data provided by the Gulf States, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Florida.
The resulting SEDAR32A Gulf Menhaden Stock Assessment was independently peer reviewed by GSMFC’s Menhaden Advisory Committee (MAC), the Center for Independent Experts (CIE), and the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAMFC).
About Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.
One of the first U.S. fisheries companies to adopt a Responsible Fisheries Implementation Plan, Daybrook Fisheries has made responsible, sustainable fishing practices a key component of its business plan. The company actively participates in all state and federal management programs and is an Ocean Trust partner. Daybrook Fisheries’ manufacturing facility is certified by Global Trust as an International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization-Responsible Supplier (IFFO-RS).