Environmentalists, fisheries call for better protection of menhaden

SAVE THE BAY, nonprofits, anglers and small businesses have urged Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to vote for higher protections for menhaden, a fish that is eaten by large fish, whales and osprey. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY
SAVE THE BAY, nonprofits, anglers and small businesses have urged Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to vote for higher protections for menhaden, a fish that is eaten by large fish, whales and osprey. / COURTESY SAVE THE BAY
PROVIDENCE – A coalition of Rhode Island environmental groups, anglers and small businesses urged Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski, D-South Kingstown, to support protection of Atlantic menhaden at the upcoming Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council, Save the Bay announced Friday. “Governor Raimondo appoints two of the three commissioners from Rhode Island,…

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