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Gulf of Mexico Menhaden
Gulf of Mexico menhaden Brevoortia patronus is considered one stock unit based on genetic studies and cohort analysis in the commercial catch. Some hybridization with yellowfin and Gulf menhaden is known to occur but is likely small (Anderson and Karel 2007). Gulf menhaden are managed by the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission in concert with the various state agencies that manage menhaden harvest in their jurisdictional waters.
Image: Whitehead 1985 via FAO