FISHING: PSA chapter to hear about coastal rockfish

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comSeptember 29, 2013 

Brad Speidel will talk about the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s rockfish tagging project at Thursday meeting of the South Sound chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

For the past three decades, department staffers have ventured out onto the ocean to catch and tag thousands of black rockfish. The information from the tiny tags and that provided by volunteer anglers, helps the agency make decisions to manage the rockfish resource.

The coastal recreational fishery harvests 60,000-80,000 fish annually.

Speidel will discuss this important fishery and the ongoing project work.

The meeting is free and open to the public. The group’s general meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the program at 8 p.m. It will be held at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. For more information, go to

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,

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