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Forage Fish

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

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...

The Bottom Line: Time to Protect Pacific Forage Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

Just as fishermen wouldn't leave the dock unprepared, the Pacific council can ensure that plenty of forage fish are left in the water to sustain thriving marine ecosystems.

Big Victory for Little Fish (and the Future of the Oceans)

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

If you love the oceans you will love this news: State regulators in California just adopted a groundbreaking new policy that sets a new direction for forage fish.

The Bottom Line: Big Opportunity for Pacific Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

These species and a host of other Pacific marine predators need to eat plenty of small fish to survive and thrive. In fact, to understand the well-being of an ocean ecosystem, one of the first steps is to measure the food supply upon which other larger species depend.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish Do Matter

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Small fish such as sardines and anchovies don't get much love. But these little fish provide essential food for all the marine life that we like to catch, eat or watch.

The Bottom Line: Little Fish, Big Fishery

Lee Crockett | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Giving river herring the protection they require and implementing appropriate management practices can ensure that populations of alewives and bluebacks, and the ecosystems they support, will remain healthy for generations.