Lenfest Ocean Program

Supporting Science and Communicating Results

Published Paper

The strong connection between forage fish and their predators: A response to Hilborn et al. (2017)

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

In this letter to the editor of Fisheries Research, the members of the Lenfest Forage Fish Task Force respond to a 2017 paper in that journal that critiques their 2012 report, Little Fish, Big Impact. The journal also published a rebuttal to the letter, by the authors of the 2017 critique.

The full letter to the editor is available here:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165783617302059.