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South Atlantic Council Forage Protections

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South Atlantic Ocean Conservation

Small prey fish play an important role in our marine ecosystems. They are important food for ocean predators, such as larger fish, birds, and marine mammals. 

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Precautionary Management of Forage Fish

Regional councils and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are moving toward a strategy that takes into account the marine ecosystem as a whole—one called ecosystem-based fishery management.

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Precautionary Management of Forage Fish

Regional councils and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are moving toward a strategy that takes into account the marine ecosystem as a whole—one called ecosystem-based fishery management.

Learn More