Atlantic Menhaden: The Chesapeake’s Unsung Hero

They’ve been called “the most important fish in the sea.” Here, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation looks at the menhaden fishery and the threats to it.

“The latest population assessment was completed in 2017. While the menhaden population is recovering, it is still a long way from being healthy and certainly a long way from fulfilling all the forage needs of striped bass and other predators.”