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: