Tales of a Small, But Crucial, Fish

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Science  02 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5851, pp. 750-751
DOI: 10.1126/science.1147800

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The Most Important Fish in the Sea. Menhaden and America. By H. Bruce Franklin. Island Press, Washington, DC, 2007. 278 pp. $25. ISBN 9781597261241.

The author explores the roles of menhaden in the natural and national histories of the United States and the threats that current overexploitation poses to the fish's future.