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Media Coverage

The Ocean’s Unsung Heroes – Hooray for the Little Guys!
August 21, 2013
National Geographic NewsWatch Ocean Views

Don't Hold the Anchovies
June 27, 2013
ONEARTH Blog

The Ten Best Ocean Stories of 2012
December 18, 2012
“Surprising Science” - Smithsonian.com

Big Victory for Little Fish (and the Future of the Oceans)
November 14, 2012
HuffPost Green

Little Fish in a Big Pond
November 1, 2012
The Scientist

Contributions of forage fish worldwide explained
September 11, 2012
FIS

Globally, little forage fish net big profits
September 10, 2012
Futurity

Cutbacks of small fish catches will yield big gains
August 23, 2012
Environmental Industry

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Events

Meeting of Ireland’s National Parliament’s Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
October 17, 2013
Dublin, Ireland

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council - Forage Panel Workshop
April 11, 2013
Raleigh, NC

Herring School Workshop
February 5, 2013
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ICES/PICES
November 13, 2012
Nantes, France

Northeast Fisheries Service
September 12, 2012
Woods Hole, MA

COFI 2012
July 9-13, 2012
Rome, Italy

European Parliament
July 12, 2012
Brussels, Belgium

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News Releases

Expert Task Force Recommends Halving Global Fishing for Crucial Prey Species

Study provides first-time analysis of three distinct contributions of forage fish worldwide

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force Holds Pivotal Meeting.

Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force travels to Peru and examines largest forage fishery in the world

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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council - Forage Panel Workshop

April 11, 2013
Raleigh, NC

http://mafmc.org/FORAGEWORKSHOP/ForageFishWorkshop.htm

IOCS Presentations

Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch – This presentation will introduce the forage fish management issue and the findings of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force report.

  • identify the problem and discuss generic forage fish definitions
  • discuss scientific evidence that forage stocks require special management consideration
  • summarize the task force report and other scientific findings and recommendations with respect to management of forage stocks

Dr. Edward Houde – The primary purpose of this talk is to summarize current scientific consensus on forage species
management and then to place the issue within the context of ecosystems under the jurisdiction
of the Mid-Atlantic Council.

  • summarize current scientific consensus on need to manage forage fish more
  • conservatively to preserve ecosystem structure and function (including resiliency)
  • place the issue within the context of Mid-Atlantic (MA) ecosystems
  • briefly describe MA ecosystems and species that are likely important forage stocks (managed and unmanaged)