New Catch Limit for Menhaden Leaves Millions of Fish in the Sea

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen on July 17th, 2014 No Comments

Previously posted on 6/12/2014: By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown In December 2012, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to establish the first ever coast-wide catch limit for the Atlantic Menhaden fishery, after urging from fishermen, conservationists, and many of you to protect Menhaden1. Menhaden are one of the sea’s most important […]

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The Most Important Fish In The Sea

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen on December 3rd, 2012 No Comments

That’s what some call it. We called them bunker, and still do. The native Americans called them menhaden, and that’s their more formal name. The humble Atlantic menhaden may not look like much, but this fish plays a vital role in the ocean food web. Striped bass, bluefish, whales, dolphins, sharks, and birds like osprey […]

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