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10 May 2010

Tweets Run Gamut from Weighty to Wacky

Virginia legislators “tweet” about a variety of subjects, from funny to serious. Here is a small selection.

07 May 2010

Small Fish Attracts Big Environmental Debate

Big trouble could be on the horizon for a tiny fish, the Atlantic menhaden. Some worry that menhaden, which play an important role in the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, are being overfished – mostly by a company in Virginia. That’s triggered a debate in environmental circles, the fishing community and the General Assembly over how to manage the menhaden population.

07 May 2010

Menhaden Aren’t Overfished, Report Says

Atlantic menhaden along the East Coast are not being overfished, according to a report released this week by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. There were enough spawning menhaden in 2008 to produce an adequate amount of eggs for the population to replenish, the report said. But it said there has been a decline in the number of young fish in recent years.