Watch: Tiny forage fish play a big role in ocean ecosystems | Oceana

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Forage fish like sardines and anchovies form the foundation of healthy ocean food webs. Because these little fish feed and fuel many larger species – from sea lions to dolphins to whales – their productivity and abundance is critical to the overall health of marine ecosystems. Watch the video above to learn more about how Oceana is helping to improve the way these important fish are managed to ensure that these fisheries are sustainable and that larger ocean creatures have enough food to eat off the U.S. West Coast. For more information, visit oceana.org/foragefish.