New Official Assessment Indicates Atlantic Menhaden Population is Healthy, Sustainably Harvested

Houston, TX – January 20, 2015

Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils, essential fatty acids and specialty protein products, is pleased to report that after more than a year of thorough analysis, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has released its 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment. The assessment indicates that the status of the Atlantic menhaden population is not overfished; nor is overfishing occurring.

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