FISHING

Is It Safe To Eat Fish from Humboldt Bay?

Mar 15, 2018
Jennifer Kalt / Humboldt Baykeeper

Have you wondered whether it is safe to eat fish from Humboldt Bay? Humboldt Baykeeper has been testing mercury levels in local fish with today’s guest, fisheries consultant Ross Taylor.

Master Food Preservers Joyce Houston and Jennifer Bell discuss the delights of canning your own delicious albacore tuna.

From the fishermen and the docks to your kitchen, Joyce and Jennifer share their knowledge of the tuna canning process. 


Jennifer Kalt / Humboldt Baykeeper

More than 4,200 people are employed in fishing and related businesses in Humboldt County, but the industry has been in decline for years. Humboldt State University is leading a team of researchers to work with fishing communities of Eureka and Shelter Cove to assess needs and develop recommendations to improve the sustainability of their ports. 


National Park Service

"So a professor, and environmentalist, and a fisherman walk into a bar... " That's how host Tom Wheeler opens this salmon-focused episode of the EcoNews Report.

Humboldt Steelhead Days wraps up three months of countywide events and angling activities designed to inspire community awareness and promote river restoration and recovery of Humboldt’s winter steelhead populations and their spawning habitat. Mary Burke, from Cal Trout talks about the numerous fun and educational opportunities during Steelhead Days. More information at humboldtsteelheaddays.com.


Eel River: Jen Kalt / Darren Mireau - CalTrout.org

"Almost a century ago, the Eel River was celebrated as one of the best fly-fishing rivers in California, " says Scott Greacen, Director of Friends of the Eel River. As the FERC relicensing process begins for PG&E's Potter Valley dam, Darren Mierau, Regional Director of California Trout talks with Greacen about their new campaign to educate its members about the Eel River's potential. 

Humboldt Steelhead Days

Jan 2, 2017
HumboldtSteelheadDays.com

According to HumboldtSteelheadDays.com, "Many consider the North Coast of California to be the birthplace of salmonid fisheries restoration. Humboldt Steelhead Days’ primary purpose is to showcase and fundraise for this important work – and have some fun in the process!"

 

Mary Burke of CalTrout and Dana Stoltzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation discuss the months-long countywide celebration of winter steelhead and the coastal rivers that nourish them.