Omega Protein is committed to protecting the environment and menhaden fishery that provide us with our livelihood.
Our fishing efforts are monitored in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts by regional, state and federal management agencies that closely oversee and regulate our fishing efforts, as well as the overall sustainability of the menhaden population. These government agencies have the ability to establish quotas, close environmentally sensitive fishing areas and limit the fishing season. According to these agencies, the menhaden fishery continues to be healthy, and present harvest levels remain far below the level that scientists believe could deplete the resource.
Quite simply, the menhaden fishery is not over-fished. Our success was founded on these principles, and we continue to support responsible fishing and the fishing culture. Omega Protein will do everything within its ability to ensure a healthy resource.