Veterans to Help NOAA Rebuild California Fisheries

Written by on September 9, 2012 in Marine Life
Fixing the commercial fishing gear. Photo credit NOAA's NMFS.

Fixing the commercial fishing gear. Photo credit NOAA’s NMFS.

NOAA is partnering with the California Conservation Corps and California’s Department of Fish and Gameto give veterans the chance to help rebuild northern California fisheries.

The year-long program will provide paid training, hands-on experience and possible employment in habitat restoration.

“This is a win-win for everyone,” said Eric Schwaab, NOAA’s assistant administrator for fisheries.  “Military veterans have tremendous skills to offer, and by helping to restore fish habitats they will be supporting the important role of commercial and recreational fishing in the economy.”

“Our veterans have earned our thanks and our support,” said California’s Department of Fish and Game Director Charlton H. Bonham.  “California’s ocean and river resources are part of our national heritage, and we are privileged to be able to offer some of these veterans jobs in restoration and conservation.”

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Popular seafood--the dungeness is crab found in California along the coast of the northwest. Photo credit Florian Graner, Sealife Productions, NOAA.

Popular seafood–the dungeness is crab found in California along the coast of the northwest. Photo credit Florian Graner, Sealife Productions, NOAA.

 

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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