Scientists: Big changes coming for 1 of most important fish

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Conservationists and fishing groups say big changes potentially coming to the management of a tiny fish could have huge implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast.

Interstate regulators are considering altering the way they manage menhaden, including reducing the amount of the fish that can be caught by commercial fishermen.

The schooling fish are used in products such as fish oil supplements. U.S. fishermen catch more than a billion...

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