Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fishing out our rockfish

Here in Puget Sound we have another dubious distinction. We have the first proposed listing for fish that were pushed into the crapper by fishing.

Canary rockfish, yelloweye rockfish and bocaccio rockfish were all proposed for listing yesterday by the National Marine Fisheries Service, which will wait a year until making a final decision. Canary and yelloweye are proposed as threatened and bocaccio as endangered.

Go here for more info, or if you have anything to say about the matter and wanna know where and when to say it.

And then sit back and watch us greenie Starbuckaroos show the rest of the world how to recover endangered fish. Just like we done for all of those salmon that are hurtin.

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