The capacity of estuaries to support growth and development was considered by Reintjes (1970) to be critical to survival of young Gulf menhaden
We both quickly picked the largest menhaden
from the lot, about 3.
are a critical link in the Atlantic food chain, and the Chesapeake Bay is critical to the fish's lifecycle.
This data shows that menhaden
biomass depends on the strength of menhaden
recruitment (the number of menhaden
that are born), which varies from year to year and is influenced by a number of factors, perhaps most importantly environmental conditions.
Beal, director of interstate fisheries management, watches over the Atlantic menhaden
The purse-seine reduction fisheries for Atlantic menhaden
are well-documented (Nicholson, 1975; Smith, 1991) and stock assessments are conducted regularly as prescribed in the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the species (ASMFC, 2001).
The finding that blue crabs were statistically more likely to be caught in traps baited with Gulf menhaden
Thirteen children (aged five to 17 years) with autistic disorders accompanied by severe tantrums, aggression, or self-injurious behavior were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, menhaden
oil (providing 840 mg/day of eicosapentaenoic acid and 700 mg/day of docosahexaenoic acid) or placebo for six weeks.
The most important fish in the sea; menhaden
Yet the once abundant menhaden
has become increasingly threatened; as its numbers dwindle, bigger fish and birds dependent upon them starve, and seas and bays they filter becoming increasingly choked with toxic algae.
Overfishing of menhaden
eventually had a negative impact on the ecosystems of the U.
Infection with environmental mycobacteria is increasing among many Chesapeake Bay fish species, Prevalence in juvenile Atlantic menhaden
differed between tributaries and ranged from 2% to 57%.
South Louisiana's wetlands are critical nursery areas for commercially important marine species, including shrimp, blue crabs, oysters, redfish, and menhaden
Fish meal and oil rendered from menhaden
together constitute nearly 40 percent of the total US fish export volume annually.
Carroll and his UM colleagues are also looking at improving swine immunity by including a 7-percent mixture of menhaden
fish oil in the diet.