Menhaden en Large-Scale Menhaden Fishing Banned <p>A ban goes into effect today on an industrial-scale method of fishing for menhaden off the North Carolina coast. The ban was approved earlier this month by the state Marine Fisheries Commission. Patricia Smith is with the state Division of Marine Fisheries.<br><br><strong>Patricia Smith: </strong>The Commission members basically said that they were concerned about the bycatch associated with the use of these nets and these operations. And they'd also gotten quite a few complaints and were concerned about just the conflicts that arise between these operations and recreational fishermen. Thu, 24 May 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2448 at