A school of sardines swimming in front of several pieces of brown kelp.
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Ecosystem-based Management of Forage Fish Could Benefit Ocean and Communities

Taking a holistic, ecosystem-based approach to managing small prey species known as forage fish could yield several economic and ecological benefits, a new study has found. The research, which focused on forage fisheries off the coast of California, modeled a management strategy for two forage fish species—anchovy and sardine—while also considering populations of halibut and brown pelicans, both of which feed upon forage fish.

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