August 27, 2011

Menhaden: A Fish and an Industry

We passed the menhaden plant in Reedville. Menhaden is a fish that's rich in oil and used in omega-3 supplements, animal feed, and even cosmetics.

The menhaden industry once made Reedville a very wealthy town. It's still an important business, although I've read of environmental concerns due to possible overfishing. Menhaden help to filter the way of the Chesapeake Bay.

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