Menhaden – The Most Important Fish in the Sea

Menhaden, often described as “the oily little fish nobody eats” is considered by many to be the most important fish in the sea.

Also known as bunkers, menhaden are a key food source for sportfish species like striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, king mackerel, and cobia.

As a key part of the marine ecosystem, increasing the abundance of menhaden will help ensure these popular sportfish have enough food to keep these fisheries abundant and healthy.


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