Pew leads efforts to end overfishing and rebuild depleted U.S. ocean fish populations.

Mid Atlantic Menhaden fish
Mid Atlantic Menhaden fish

Atlantic Menhaden

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The tiny Atlantic menhaden, often called "the most important fish in the sea," plays an essential role in marine ecosystems from Maine to Florida. The fish is a food source for wildlife such as whales, dolphins, ospreys and eagles, as well as valuable fish species like tuna, cod, striped bass and tarpon.

American Shad
American Shad

Shad

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Close-up view of a bubblegum coral in deep water
Close-up view of a bubblegum coral in deep water

Habitat

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Atlantic Ocean Seascape
Atlantic Ocean Seascape

Ecosystem Planning

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