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Menhaden Fish

To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines

Drew Caputo | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Drew Caputo

We need to ensure that we consider the needs of predators in the ecosystem rather than taking the myopic view that we're doing okay as long as populations aren't crashing.

The Bottom Line: Big Turnout for Little Menhaden

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

Scientists, small business owners, nature lovers, and anglers sent letters and spoke out at public hearings. And it was all about a fish that almost no one ever eats -- Atlantic menhaden.

The Bottom Line: Historic Moment for Menhaden

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

A historic fish faces its own pivotal moment. Menhaden numbers have plunged nearly 90 percent over the past 25 years, and the regulators responsible for their management will soon make a critical decision.

Overfishing 101: A Small Fish With Big Problems

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Commercial fishing should not jeopardize the health of marine ecosystems, recreational fishing opportunities, or public resources.

Virginia Menhaden Mess

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Should management of the menhaden be left in the hands of legislators? Or should the species be managed by the more scientifically based Virginia Marine Resources Commission? Is there a better approach altogether?