Forage Fish

a sandlance pokes its head out of the sand on the seafloor

Sand lance

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management partnered for groundbreaking research to understand the ecological and commercial value of sand habitat. Video Credit: BOEM/NOAA SBNMS


SBNMS is a member of the New England Fishery Management Council Herring Advisory Panel. See our recent engagement with the Council to support protections for herring in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.