Review Finds 99.5 Percent of Atlantic Menhaden Year Class Stay in Water to Serve Ecological Role
A review conducted by Dr. Steve Cadrin of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth found that the Atlantic menhaden fishery leaves 99.5 percent of menhaden year class in the water to serve as forage.
Cadrin’s findings are another indication that menhaden is a healthy and sustainable resource, according to the Science Center for Marine Fisheries (SCEMFIS).
“Determining whether or not menhaden is fulfilling its role in the ecosystem has been at the heart of recent debates around menhaden management,” said Dr. Cadrin...
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