#14879, "Fish for Science - Central CA (it's a free boat trip)!"
Experienced anglers needed for hook-and-line fishing project used to monitor California marine protected areas (MPAs) along the central California coast!
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) volunteers aide local scientists in the collection of valuable data on economically important marine fish species by fishing on board party boats out of Monterey and Half Moon Bay. Once caught, each fish is identified, measured, tagged and released at their respective MPA or reference site. Data recorded from these fishing expeditions will eventually be used by state regulators to evaluate the effectiveness of MPAs in the region.
CCFRP is a partnership of the fishing and scientific communities of central California.By combining the expertise and ideas of fishermen and scientists, we have successfully established protocols that are to gather information for fisheries management and to monitor potential changes in local fish populations with reference to marine protected areas.
This project is a collaborative effort among researchers from CA Sea Grant at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and SLOSEA/Center for Coastal Marine Sciences at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and the captains and crew of F/Vs Admiral, Caroline, Fiesta, Huli Cat, New Captain Pete, Pacific Horizon, Patriot, Princess, Queen of Hearts, Rita G, Salty Lady, and Tigerfish.
Join us for a day on the water and some awesome fishing while contributing to our understanding of important marine populations!
Note: Volunteer anglers should have a fair amount of experience fishing in the marine environment. Volunteer anglers must be at least 16 years of age in order to participate. All participants must be able to spend extended periods of time (up to 10 hours per day) on a recreational fishing boat, in potentially rough waters. An interest in marine fish/fishing is strongly desired. Please also note that there will be no individual take on these cruises, in accordance with our CDFG Scientific Collecting Permits.
For more information or to be added to our list of interested volunteers, contact:
California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program 8272 Moss Landing Road | Moss Landing, CA 95039 p: (831) 771-4443 f: (831) 632-4403 e: email@example.com