For such a tiny fish, the menhaden's impact on the Bay is gigantic - the Bay's ecosystem depends on it as a primary food source.
But right now, overfishing has left the menhaden population at its lowest level on record. This jeopardizes other Bay species like striped bass, osprey, and loons.
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is considering new fishing rules to ensure long-term protection of this invaluable fish. It's accepting public comment until November 16.
We're pushing fair and reasonable limits and fishing rules that protect the menhaden without financially penalizing local fishermen.
We have to come together to make our voices heard before the November 16 deadline, so take action today! Tell the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to act without delay to save the menhaden and protect the Bay.