Protecting Florida’s Forage Fish

Note: This infographic was updated in March 2015.

Florida Forage Fish Infographic

Note: Please see our updated data visualization from 2015 for the most current information. This page contains our data visualization from 2014.

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Little Fish Are a Big Deal to Florida

Preserve the ’Fishing Capital of the World’ by conserving forage fish

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Forage fish hold Florida’s marine food webs together. These small schooling fish feed on microscopic plants and animals and in turn serve as a critical food source for fish and wildlife. They make up about 20 percent of the commercial catch off Florida’s shores.