Capt. Paul Eidman and his concerned friends have formed Menhaden Defenders to lobby the ASMFC to institute a fairly conservative set of menhaden management guidelines to allow this depleted yet vital forage fish to recover.
Scientists have recently begun to understand the vital role played by top predators in ecosystems and the profound impacts that occur when those predators are wiped out. Now, researchers are citing new evidence that shows the importance of lions, wolves, sharks, and other creatures at the top of the food chain.
by caroline fraser