Conserve Bait Fish

Conserve Bait Fish

Forage fish provide food for recreationally and commercially important species such as tuna, salmon, and cod, as well as for seabirds, sharks, dolphins, and other animals that are integral to healthy ocean ecosystems. In some instances, no federal management plan exists for forage species.

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Safeguarding Forage Fish

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Safeguarding Forage Fish

Forage fish provide food for recreationally and commercially important species such as tuna, salmon, and cod, as well as for seabirds, sharks, dolphins, and other animals that are integral to healthy ocean ecosystems.

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A Big-Picture Approach to Fisheries Management

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U.S. fishery managers often focus on one species at a time when determining how, when, and where fishing takes place. But each fish population is part of an interconnected ecosystem in which they interact with other fish, ocean wildlife, and habitats.