A new bill just introduced in Congress will help to ensure the smaller fish in the ocean, known as forage fish, will be sustainably managed.

The Forage Fish Conservation Act would require that the critical role species like herring, sardines, shad and anchovies play in the marine ecosystem be accounted for when federal fisheries managers set catch limits on them.

The important relationship between healthy forage fish populations and heathy sportfish populations has long been established. Forage fish provide food for nearly all recreationally important fish species, as well as seabirds and other marine life.

Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor this common sense, bipartisan bill today.