Scientists Call for Stricter Sturgeon Regs After Massive Red-Tide Die-Off in California

If anglers want to continue fishing for white sturgeon in California, the state will need to enact immediate changes to its sportfishing regulation...

November 17, 2022
3:26 AM

If anglers want to continue fishing for white sturgeon in California, the state will need to enact immediate changes to its sportfishing regulations. That is the conclusion of twelve fish experts from UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and the private fisheries consulting firm Cramer Fish Sciences. The warning comes in response to a recent red-tide die-off of fish in San Francisco and San Pablo bays. Described as a 'wildfire in the water,' the unprecedented red tide swept the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in July and August of this year, killing an uncountable number of fish.

Paul Richards