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Audubon Society: The Ecology and Issues Surrounding Forage Fish


Forage fish are pelagic planktivores that occur in the middle of the marine or freshwater food chain and are important prey for larger fish predators, sea birds, marine mammals, and humans. In recent times, forage fish have been caught in the crossfire of ecological conservation versus fisheries. Evelyn Brown’s presentation will focus on the schooling pelagics utilizing the nearshore for spawning and/or rearing, their population dynamics, challenges for research and monitoring, legal controversies, and recommendations for helping to solve these controversies. Co-presented by the North Cascades Audubon Society (NCAS). $5 suggested donation/Museum & NCAS members free.