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.
Read stories about how the importance of ensuring enough forage fish remain in the water to serve as food for marine life, including larger fish.
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