Industry sponsors sardine survey along the Northwest Coast – Amount of fish is tied to profits and number of jobs for fishery

Tired of what they saw as incomplete surveying that led to an underestimated sardine population – and commercial harvest guideline – each year, processors in the Pacific Sardine Fishery (California, Oregon and Washington) started hiring their own scientists, chartering boats, renting airplanes and taking a hands-on role in the yearly surveys. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Read more

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