$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success

$40 Million Later, A Pioneering Plan To Boost Wild Fish Stocks Shows Little Success

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Staff at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute sluice juvenile white seabass into a cage at Santa Catalina Island, in Southern California, where they grow before being released into the ocean. Thirty-five years ago, the state launched the program to bolster waning white seabass numbers. Now the first scientific assessment of the program finds it had a stunningly low success rate.

A California program begun 35 years ago to boost waning white seabass populations became a model for other states. Now the first scientific review finds the program had a stunningly low success rate.

(Image credit: Mike Shane/Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute )

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