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sarongsong
2007-Jun-14, 02:50 AM
March/April 2006
...This little fish (http://www.gma.org/fogm/images/menhaden.gif) has long been an integral part of our natural—and national—history. Menhaden were vital to the colonization of North America and the development of 19th-century American agriculture and industry. For most of the 20th century, menhaden provided the largest catch of any U.S. fishery, annually exceeding in both numbers and weight all other fish combined...
Mother Jones (http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2006/03/net_losses.html)Never-heard-the-word-before-today Department...

Paracelsus
2007-Jun-14, 07:21 AM
'Menhaden oil' is an approved food additive, I believe.