After a long hiatus from posting on this blog (vacation called), an article in today's Daily Press caught my attention. Read it at http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-menhaden-public-comment-20170914-story.html for all the details.
The lowly menhaden is the Rodney Dangerfield of Chesapeake Bay fish. It gets no respect except from the residents of Reedville, Virginia whose economy depends on it. And the Omega Protein Company whose odoriferous processing plant will offend your nostrils if the wind is blowing your way on their processing days. Menhaden do NOT show up in fine restaurants--except possibly in ladies' lipstick. Most of this baitfish end up in fishmeal and animal feed.