Sep 20 2010

Ventura County Star: New study shows healthy sardine population along coast

Just how many sardines are swimming off the Pacific Coast?

According to new study, a lot more than were previously believed.

“It’s pretty apparent that there are a lot more fish than we thought,” said Diane Pleschner-Steele, executive director of the California Wetfish Producers Association.

The association is just finishing a months-long project of flying over the Pacific Coast and taking photographs of the water to determine how many schools of sardines are swimming along. The photos are then enhanced and analyzed to estimate how many tons of fish are in the water.

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