Buchheister, A., Miller, T. J., Houde, E. D. (2017). Evaluating ecosystem-based reference points for Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus). Marine and Coastal Fisheries. doi: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1360420. Read More
Scientists have completed a new model to more fully explore options for managing Atlantic menhaden, the largest fishery on the East Coast. The model’s main strength is its ability to quantify trade-offs, such as the trade-off between harvesting menhaden and leaving it in the water as food for predators. It was built specifically for menhaden and is the only tool available to evaluate... Read More
Pikitch, E.K., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Essington, T.E., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Pauly, D. and Plaganyi, E. (2017). The strong connection between forage fish and their predators: A response to Hilborn et al. (2017). Fisheries Research. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.07.022 Read More
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