Protecting the Ocean’s Food Chain

Puffin With A Fish In Its MouthBlue Planet Strategies is also continuing our longstanding work to protect the East Coast’s forage base, critical habitat, and to transition fisheries to ecosystem-based management. We are working with our clients and partners to identify and leverage regulatory mechanisms to advance measures that will implement an Atlantic herring fishery control rule that accounts for the needs of predators, a near-shore buffer zone from destructive midwater trawling, ecosystem-based reference points (ERPs) in the Atlantic menhaden fishery, a federal fishery management plan that protects and rebuilds river herring and shad, and measures that will protect currently unmanaged krill and copepod resources.



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