A new paper published in the journal Fisheries Research reflects a key recommendation from the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force report, “Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a Crucial Link in Ocean Food Webs.” Specifically, both studies recommend that models tailored for individual species and ecosystems should be applied to guide fisheries management. Read More
The Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force, a group of thirteen preeminent scientists with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, conducted a comprehensive examination of the science and management of forage fish populations. Forage fish are small, schooling fish. They play a crucial link in ocean food webs because they eat tiny plants and animals, called plankton, and are preyed upon by animals such... Read More
In December 2016, NASA awarded a $419,500 grant to oceanographer Matthew Oliver at the University of Delaware to create an online map to help fishermen and industry avoid harming vulnerable ocean species. The grant is based on earlier research, supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program, to help fishermen avoid impacting endangered Atlantic sturgeon. The researchers did so by combining satellite... Read More
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The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.