Menhaden Recovery

Numbers improving for key part of the Bay's ecosystem

KENT ISLAND, Maryland -- Over the past several decades, the Menhaden bait fish population in the Chesapeake Bay has depleted. The latest report on menhaden, a small fish consumed by rockfish, bluefish and other marine mammals and birds finds their numbers are continuing to improve. But, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says more needs to be done.

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