29 Apr '16, 11pm

A landmark ruling from @NOAA will protect a vital seabird food source.

A landmark ruling from @NOAA will protect a vital seabird food source.

Golden-cheeked Warbler in Danger A well-funded group of anti-conservation interests wants to strip the warbler of its endangered status. And it may be the first of many victims. Help Audubon Fight Back Behind every successful seabird-breeding season are thousands of tiny fish. Anchovies, herring, smelt, saury—these are just a few examples of the “forage fish ” seabirds depend on to survive and rear healthy chicks. These nutritious schools are a crucial link in the food chain, supporting not just birds but also a wide range of larger fish and marine mammals. Now a new federal ruling issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has recognized the massive ecological impact of these small ocean dwellers, and is protecting them from large-scale fishing off the West Coast. The statute makes dozens of forage fish species—the vast majority of the region’s p...

Full article: https://www.audubon.org/news/a-west-coast-win-small-fish-...

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