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The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II

By Lee Crockett

A striped bass chasing some menhaden

Forage Fish: The Oceans’ Little Heroes

Most Americans don’t think about fisheries policy when eating fish. But in fact, the supply of popular species such as cod, tuna, and salmon depends very much on how we manage them in the sea. If anglers, chefs, and diners want to continue catching, cooking, and eating fish, we need to change our policies so we can maintain the health of the small fish that nourish the larger ones.

Species such as herring, menhaden, and sardines—commonly known as
A striped bass chasing some menhaden.

The report from the task force’s three-year analysis, released in the …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green