When it comes to ocean life, you might assume that the real action occurs down in the depths. After all, that’s where sharks, whales, octopi and other stars of sea do their thing, not to mention the truly weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit the ocean floor.
Menhaden aren’t very tasty; they’re small, bony, and oily. What’s more, you won’t find menhaden for sale at the fish counter. Nevertheless, they are the single most harvested fish in Atlantic and Gulf waters.