Sink and swim: Video teaches anglers how to recompress rockfishes
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Sink and swim: Video teaches anglers how to recompress rockfishes

LA JOLLA – Have you ever wondered why rockfishes get pressure-trauma injuries? Have you ever seen a “popped” rockfish floating like a balloon on the ocean surface? A new video, produced in part with funding from California Sea Grant, aims to reduce rockfish deaths from barotrauma (literally “pressure wound”) by showing anglers how to get fish back … Continue reading

NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area
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NOAA Selects California’s Russian River as Its First Habitat Focus Area

SANTA ROSA – Fish habitats, flood control and weather forecasting along California’s Russian River will be getting special attention, as NOAA has selected the Sonoma-Mendocino watershed as its first Habitat Focus Area within its Habitat Blueprint. Habitat Blueprint spotlights the value of habitats to people and wildlife and showcases restoration and science success stories. In … Continue reading

Tagging  “calamari”
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Tagging “calamari”

LA JOLLA – More squid is caught in California waters than all other seafood species combined, making the market squid the state’s largest and most valuable fishery. But has the fishery gotten too big? Landings have been trending upward since the 1980s and for the last three years have met or come close to the catch limit. To put some numbers to … Continue reading