It's a great first step and I'm sure the 91,949 comments they received (overwhelming majority for harvest reduction) helped make the difference. It's actually a historic moment since it's the first time ever that the commission voted for the reduction in menhaden harvest.
I think we as a collective community of sport fishermen/women should be proud to finally make a change to this problem. This is definitely not the end to this issue, but definitely big step in the right direction.
The commission now has to create and vote on a plan to implement the new rules which should become effective in May of 2013.
About the Author: Rob Choi is an avid kayak angler from the Chesapeake Bay area in Virginia and a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com. He has earned a reputation among the locals as the fish junkie with reckless abandon to logic, time, and societal norms in his pursuit for the "tug that is the drug". He shares his love of the sport through his blog www.angling-addict.com.