WJZ FIRST WARNING WEATHER: Flash Flood Warning For Baltimore County, Baltimore City Until 7:30 P.M. | Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Anne Arundel And Baltimore Counties Until 6:30 P.M. | WATCH RADAR

Md. Bill Would Prohibit Products Made From Menhaden

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker wants to ban products made from menhaden.

A hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Annapolis on a bill by Delegate Peter Murphy that would prohibit making, selling or distributing products obtained from the processing of Atlantic menhaden.

The tiny oily fish are not harvested for human consumption, but instead are turned into a variety of products ranging from chicken feed to cosmetics. However, environmentalists and recreational fishermen say menhaden are environmentally important and overfished.

The Atlantic menhaden fishery once stretched from Maine to Florida but now has been reduced to one commercial fleet in Virginia and the remnants of a small fishery in North Carolina.

The hearing on the bill, also sponsored by Delegate David Rudolph, is scheduled before the House Environmental Matters Committee.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. pigeon says:

    I can only hope that none of Mr. Perdue’s chickens use that form of cosmetics when filming their commercials.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Watch & Listen LIVE