Forage Fish

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Southeast Sportfish: Why I Care About What They Eat

In my home state of Georgia, coastal anglers prize sportfish like bull redfish, tarpon, cobia, amber jack, snapper, sea bass, sea trout, and grouper. Many Southeast sportfish are voracious eaters, …

They Came to Washington to Learn About Tiny Fish. Here’s Why.

Sometimes little things can make a big difference.  Forage fish – like mullet, shad, herring, and sardines – although themselves tiny, are essential to the ocean’s entire food web. At …

Collapse of Forage Fish Threatens Saltwater Sport Fishing

There’s a good reason why saltwater anglers obsess over the pattern, color, size, and presentation of their flies. The species anglers target rely upon the smaller forage fish that share …

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