California Least Terns face a number of threats, and a decline in their primary food source (northern anchovy) is at the top of the list. A changing ocean is creating even more uncertainty, with warmer waters supporting fewer fish, resulting in less available food for growing Least Tern chicks. Despite this, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (the federal body that oversees fisheries on the West coast) have done little to ensure that enough anchovy is being left in the ocean to support Least Terns and other marine predators.
Join San Diego Audubon staff and volunteers, and members of Oceana and Audubon CA, as we request that the Council reevaluates anchovy management so that Least Terns and other marine wildlife can survive and thrive.
We will have the opportunity to provide public comments at the meeting, and we would love to have you show up for Least Terns and their tiny chicks. We will provide talking points, and we appreciate your presence even if you don't choose to speak.
Find out how to get involved by contacting our Restoration Program Manager, Megan Flaherty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.