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Florida Commission Forage Protections

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South Atlantic Ocean Conservation

CONSERVING FORAGE FISH

Forage fish—sometimes known as baitfish or prey fish—play a vital role in the marine ecosystem as a food source for coastal birds and other marine wildlife. These small, nutrient-rich fish are the crucial link between plankton and predators in the ocean food webs.

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Protecting Florida’s Forage Fish

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Forage fish hold Florida's marine food webs together.