What do you love best about the ocean? For some, it’s the sight of a breaching humpback or gray whale or a brown pelican gliding low across the water. Others like catching a wild salmon or albacore tuna, but few people realize that all these big creatures depend on an abundance of tiny fish, many just a few inches long. Forage fish, like herring, smelt and anchovies are the unsung heroes of the ocean food web. Unfortunately, many of these species are not managed at all meaning fishing can begin with no catch limits, no protections of any kind.
Come learn about these important little fish and how you can help at a presentation by The Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council.
Little Fish, Big Deal: forage fish & the ocean food web
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:30p.m.
The Whale, Sea Life & Shark Museum
234 SE HWY 101