Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay

(Earth Focus: Episode 40) Menhaden filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they are a key part of the ocean food chain. But they are disappearing at an alarming rate — harvested for omega 3 oil, fishmeal, and poultry feed. The loss of these fish threatens the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. Students at American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking on making their award-winning film “Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay.”