Tag Archives: Recreational Fishing

When Work is a Day at the Beach: Monitoring Gives First In-Depth Look at North Central Coast’s Sandy Beaches

April 1st, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Karina Nielsen loves going to the beach as much as any Californian — and may love it even more than most. That’s because as a marine ecologist, she knows those long sandy stretches that look so empty are actually busy with life. “So many of the […]

Goin’ Fishin’: Scientists, Anglers and Charter Boat Captains are Teaming Up on Collaborative Fisheries Research Project

January 24th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Due to a long history of perceived competing interests, recreational fishermen, academics, scientists and charter boat captains aren’t necessarily known for working well together. So how do you get such a diverse – and at times contentious – group to collaborate on a fisheries research project? […]

Search & Deploy! Building trust through collaborative marine research

August 30th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As we sail out of Moss Landing Harbor, there are no familiar sounds of sea lions or crashing waves.  The early morning fog seems to have muted even the seabirds.   The swells are small today, but that is little comfort to my queasy stomach. I’m onboard […]

Got Gas? Try Recompression!

June 7th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> If you’ve ever been fishing off the coast of California, you’ve likely captured a rockfish, and perhaps even captured a rockfish that you had to throw back.  If this is familiar to you, the sight of a blown up rockfish with eyes bulging, and something coming […]

Building Trust and Collecting Data in California’s Marine Protected Areas

June 5th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> While both are deeply invested in the future of the state’s coastal waters, fishermen and ocean scientists haven’t always agreed on the need for or proper location of marine protected areas (MPAs) in California. Yet both agree on the need for MPA monitoring. The California Collaborative Fisheries […]