All hands on deck to save rockfish in Puget Sound
December 6, 2019 —
Recreational fisherman know how to find fish. NOAA scientists relied on the expertise of local anglers and divers to identify places where they used to find threatened species of yelloweye and canary rockfish. This collaborative effort helped expand protections for yelloweye rockfish under the Endangered Species Act and contributed to the delisting of canary rockfish-- the first time that's ever happened for a marine fish species.