Menhaden fish kill.

Menhaden fish kill.

Thousands of dead fish washed up recently on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The deaths were linked to a commercial fishing operation for menhaden — a species that plays a particularly important ecological role in the Chesapeake Bay. We explore what happened and what it says more broadly about the health of the bay.


  • Chris Moore Senior Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Ben Landry Director of Public Affairs, Omega Protein, Inc.

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