Atlantic menhaden is a critical food source for nearly every major marine predator up and down the Atlantic coast. These predators – and the balance of the entire ecosystem – can only thrive when every part of the food web thrives. If populations of menhaden drop too low, everything from striped bass and bluefish to humpback whales and seabirds will have a harder time finding food. We need menhaden managers to know that it’s unacceptable to allow populations of menhaden to drop to risky levels. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is accepting public comments through October 24. So take action today:
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MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell