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Commerical boats rustrating recreational anglers by affecting striper fishing

Updated: June 16, 2010, 3:51 PM ET
By Chris Gatley | ESPNOutdoors.com

By now, saltwater anglers realize the importance of adult menhaden, or bunker, and the symbiotic relationship bunker play within our ecosystem.

Bunker are the true lifeline to the entire striped bass population along the east coast. What's more, bunker are filter feeders, and without them only bacteria and jellyfish can eat the plankton floating in the water.

The complexity here is that jellyfish also eat fish fry as well as fish eggs. In short, bunkers play a pivotal role in ...

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