Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Act Now to Save a Crucial Little Fish

They may be small but menhaden are crucial to the seafood web and they're being overfished.

Here is an opportunity to act. Sign the petition. Courtesy of The Herring Alliance. Pew also has a campaign to save Menhaden. Sign them all.

"These fish play a critical role in the marine food web as prey for striped bass, bluefish, tuna, whales, porpoises, seabirds, and other wildlife. But the essential role menhaden play in the marine ecosystem is now at risk."

Just do it. With climate change breathing down our necks, we cannot afford to lose the building blocks of ocean health and productivity. Besides, they're kinda cute.


JenKlopp said...

I signed the petition. Hope it helps!

Mike Misner said...

Every little bit helps, thanks Jen.

Herring Alliance said...

Thanks for posting this, Mike. If anyone would like to do more to help restore our Atlantic menhaden population, please contact us at There's still time. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will be voting on this issue at their November 9 meeting in Boston, MA.

Mike Misner said...

Thanks Herring Alliance. Hope the vote favors the fish.