F/V Hopeful Harvest deploys a smaller vessel to clean up fish spills when one of Ocean Harvester's nets tears. Image: Omega Protein

VIDEO: Amid Menhaden Criticism, Omega Launches Fish Spill Response Vessel

Omega Protein, the nation’s largest menhaden processing operation, is often under fire for its fishing practices inside the Chesapeake Bay. But angler and environmentalist concerns reached a boiling point the last two years, when fish spills sent dead menhaden onto Virginia beaches.

But Omega’s fishing partners, Ocean Harvesters, say they have a plan to stop the problem. They just debuted the first “fish spill response vessel”.

Cheryl Costello explains, there are mixed opinions on whether this solution is enough. Watch below: