Why Are Menhaden "The Most Important Fish in the Sea"?

Small, silvery, and packed with nutritional might, menhaden have often been referred to as the "most important fish in the sea." And for good reason. Menhaden are a vital link in the Chesapeake Bay's food web for fish, marine mammals, and birds.

Decades of Success: The 1970s

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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