Menhaden: The Resource, The Industry, and a Management History

Vaughan, Douglas S. (1991) Menhaden: The Resource, The Industry, and a Management History. Marine Fisheries Review, 53(4), pp. 1-2.

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PREFACE: Four species of menhaden, Brevoortia spp., are found along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States. The Atlantic menhaden, B. tyrannus, is found from Nova Scotia, Can., to West Palm Beach, Fla.; the yellowfin menhaden, B. smithi, is found from Cape Lookout, N. C., to the Mississippi River Delta, La.;the Gulf menhaden, B. patronus, is found from Cape Sable, Fla., to Veracruz, Mex.; and the finescale menhaden, B. gunteri, is found from the Mississippi River Delta, La., to Campeche, Mex. Menhaden are euryhaline species that inhabit coastal and inland tidal waters. Spawning occurs principally at sea (in northern areas some spawning occurs in bays and sounds). Eggs hatch at sea and the larvae are moved to estuaries by ocean currents where they metamorphose and develop as juveniles.

Item Type: Article
Title: Menhaden: The Resource, The Industry, and a Management History
Personal Creator/Author:
Vaughan, Douglas S.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 53
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 1-2
Date: 1991
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9909
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2012 15:06
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 15:06

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