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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2009

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New Marine Life Management and Protections

April 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The Pacific Coast is home to more than 50 species of rockfish, including Pacific snapper. Rockfish and other groundfish were ...

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All in a Roe

January 01, 2009 by Glen Martin

This winter, as they have for decades, fishermen in the Bay’s last commercial fishery will launch their boats in search of spawning herring. These small fish come into the Bay from the ocean to lay their eggs. People aren’t the only ones on the hunt for herring; seals and seabirds depend on this bounty as well. But changing consumer tastes, rising costs, and unstable marine conditions have put the squeeze on the both the hunter and the hunted, and now the survival of this historic fishery is very much in question.

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