Fishing News in Hookton Slough, CA

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Preparing for the Worst with a Kelp Seed Bank

6/3/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Natalia Mesa. Learn how the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is working with partners to protect Washington State’s kelp ecosystemsBegun in 2010 by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the existing seed bank houses a collection of bull kelp spores from the Washington coast. Currently, the spores are housed in Wisconsin,… SEE MORE

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The slow death and uncertain future of California’s swordfish fishery

5/12/2023 by Param Bhatia

By After decades of public scrutiny, legal battles, and many regulatory changes that constricted the fishery, large-mesh drift gillnets for swordfish in California will be phased out by 2027. Deep-set buoy gear, now being employed under federal exempted fishing permits, is set to become the primary method to harvest… SEE MORE

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