The world needs little fish.

Take the menhaden, for example. Little, oily fish that fuel commercial and recreational fisheries up and down North America’s east coast. Redfish, bluefish, striped bass and more rely on menhaden as they move along inshore habitat.

Menhaden are also coveted by a commercial fishing industry that renders them into fish oil for livestock feed and supplements. The Atlantic has put together a great reader on the topic, its impacts on sport fish and fisheries, you can read here.

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