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Marina Del Rey Anglers Release Juvenile White Seabass as Part of Conservation Efforts

On the morning of May 2, the Marina Del Rey Anglers released their annual batch of approximately 3,600 juvenile White Seabass into the ocean. These young fish, nurtured from fingerlings, have been meticulously cared for over several months in two pens adjacent to Burton Chase Park.

The anglers’ initiative represents a collaborative effort with various organizations dedicated to marine conservation, including the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) and the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute hatchery in Carlsbad.

The journey of these juvenile White Seabass began at the Hubbs hatchery, where they were initially acquired as fingerlings. Since then, there have been countless hours invested into their care and nurturing, ensuring their healthy growth and eventual release into the wild.

The release of these White Seabass is not merely a symbolic gesture but a tangible contribution to species preservation. White Seabass populations have faced significant challenges in recent years, including overfishing and habitat degradation. Programs like those undertaken by the anglers play a crucial role in replenishing dwindling populations and restoring balance to marine ecosystems.
The successful release of these juvenile White Seabass underscores the importance of grassroots initiatives in safeguarding ocean biodiversity.

For more information, please visit https://www.mdranglers.com/.

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