Menhaden

In the ocean, little fish play a big role.  Small fish like sardines and anchovies are some of the most important fish in the sea. Fish such as herring, anchovies, menhaden, and sardines feed mostly on plankton all their lives.  They supply calories and nourishment (food!) for many top predators including cod, tuna, salmon, and most other […]

11.16.11 – Menhaden

The old saying “there’s plenty more fish in the sea” is becoming less and less true these days.  The Atlantic menhaden, also known as bunker, is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family. Menhaden are severely overfished.  Due to a technical error on the part of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission which […]