Help Seabirds by Protecting Two Forage Fish Species
Please urge the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect the shortbelly rockfish and northern anchovy, two critically important fish for seabirds.
West coast seabirds like Marbled Murrelet, Common Murre, and Rhinoceros Auklet rely on northern anchovy and shortbelly rockfish to feed their chicks. These little fish are the base of the food chain for seabirds, marine mammals, and larger fish like salmon. Forage fish support the health of the entire ocean ecosystem, making them key to supporting the economies of coastal communities. When these fish are plentiful, seabirds and other wildlife thrive. When they’re scarce, many species often suffer from starvation.