Video: Menhaden Matter

Small, bony, and oily, the humble Atlantic menhaden doesn't make much of a meal for people. But it's a favorite food for a host of game fish, marine mammals, and seabirds. That makes menhaden a critical part of the ocean food web.

Pew's Atlantic Menhaden Campaign produced this short video to show how protecting this little fish can have big benefits for our coastal ecosystem.