06 January 2016

• Predators Weren’t Eating Bunker Because There Weren’t Enough Bunker Available

“The December Bay Journal’s front page article on assessing the Bay’s forage base, 'Little things turn out to be big deals in Bay predators’ diets,' illustrated both the value and the challenge of science in unravelling complex Bay issues. In doing so, it may have left a skewed impression of one of the Bay’s key prey species, Atlantic menhaden.

“The article reviewed the findings of a recent Chesapeake Bay Program workshop and concluded that menhaden are 'apparently not' the most important forage fish in the Bay, as many perceive them to be….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: BayJournal

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