Puget Sound Herring, other forage fish, at risk

The survey for herring eggs in kelp beds continues throughout the herring  spawning season, from February in most areas of Puget Sound through June for  late-spawning stocks near Bellingham. What has caused the Cherry Point stock to decline has not been determined, but  researchers have raised questions about chemical contaminants, oil spills,  parasites, disease, lack of prey or too many predators, as well as ongoing  shoreline development. continue reading